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Adults on the spectrum can face significant challenges, many of which are caused by the fact that our communities are often not set up well to accommodate and accept differences and disabilities.

The range of experiences of adult life varies wildly, of course. In many families, a young adult is very dependent on family care and support. Other people live totally independently.

Many autistic adults have found fulfilment and empowerment by connecting, sharing their experiences, and in helping their peers achieve more self determined lives.

In terms of resources that are directed toward meeting the needs of adults, we recommend the following web sites below. This list is by no means exhaustive, and we welcome recommendations of groups and resources that you find particularly valuable.

Featured blogs by autistic adults and young adults can be found in our resources section

Helpful resources