Yes, you read that right. This is going to be an autistic support group, not an autism support group, which means it's going to be a space just for autistic adults. We're REALLY excited about this, although we can't claim credit for the idea - Colin, the soon-to-be founder of the support group came up with it and I still say it's one of the best ideas I've heard!
Getting to a local support group for autistic people is pretty rarely feasible - not only is transportation often an issue for people on the spectrum, but more than that, most support groups are set up for parents of autistic children, not autistic people themselves. An online support group means no matter where you live in the world, your transportation status you can still attend. More than that, the group will offer both typing and voice modalities (with the option of video), which should expand the people who can participate comfortably.
This is still a work in progress, in part because we want to shape the group to fit what participants are interested in. What we want to know now is, what would those of you who are autistic adults like to see out of the program? Let us know in the comment box or take our survey at the website. And neurotypical allies, please share with this those autistic adults that you know!
Interested in learning more about the group? Read our article with more about the group and check out Colin's introductory video!