Support between autistic people
Autism Together Community offers you a safe and caring environment designed by and for young autistic people and autistic adults:
- The online community
- Support groups
Mentorship In this environment, you can discuss your experiences as an autistic person with acceptance and respect.
We also offer training to become a mentor.
Support groups between autistic people
If you have an autism diagnosis, Autism Together Community gives you the opportunity to chat in small groups with other autistic people.
You can take part in a virtual support group, structured and facilitated by university-trained autistic peer helpers.
A support group is a safe place to be yourself. The only rule for participating is respect.
The online community
The online community gives you the opportunity to interact daily with people who understand your reality. It’s open to autistic people, as well as parents and caregivers of autistic people.
It’s a safe, confidential, and anonymous place to develop links with other people living in a context similar to yours. You can share your experiences and ideas, ask your questions and find answers.
Our online community aims to be respectful, inclusive and non-directive. It’s based on empathy, kindness and mutual acceptance. After registering, you have access to the online community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Mentoring for autistic people
Would you like to benefit from individual support rather than in a group?
We have designed a mentorship program that connects you with someone designated as your mentor.
Your mentor can be an autistic peer support person trained in helping relationships or a non-autistic person. It’s your choice.
Online training to become a mentor
Our research team has designed a short online training to enable anyone interested in becoming a mentor for autistic people.
The main objective of the training is to better understand autism. In particular, it discusses the notions of social support applied to the autistic population and the role of peer helpers in autism.
This online training is complementary to training for peer helpers. It is required to become an autistic peer helper or a non-autistic mentor.