Welcome to the Autistic Community!

Wednesday, November 11, 2020


This presentation will introduce autistic people and non-autistic allies to the autistic community, detail the history and inception of the autistic community, and explore current in-person and online community engagement. Attendees will learn about the benefits of participating in autistic community and autistic space and will gain resources to join and create their own community spaces.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the history of autistic community.
  2. Identify benefits of autistic community for autistic people
  3. Gain skills and resources to promote autistic community spaces.


Helen Rottier, Graduate Student in Disability Studies and Research Assistant, Department on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago