Contemporary research on the intersection of autism, sexuality, and gender identity asserts that autistic individuals are more likely to identify as LGBTQIA+ than the neurotypical population. Similarly, the prevalence of autism is higher among transgender people than cisgender individuals. Autistic individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+ face increased discrimination in access to care, cultural stigmas, and violence. Such experiences can drive poor mental and suicidality which are already high among autistic and LGBTQIA+ communities.


To better support autistic LGBTQIA+ individuals, we must accept, validate, and listen to the lived experiences of this community. By doing so, we can learn how best to support and assist family, friends, and loved ones who experience this intersection. We hope these resources from across the web are helpful to LGBTQIA+ members of the autism community and those who love and support them.

Resources and Support

Sexuality and Dating

Let’s recognize the heroes among us!

April 10th, 2019|News|

Last April, for autism awareness month, we encouraged individuals to share the heroes in their lives. The response was overwhelming! We received hundreds of photos from around the world. We loved reading