Neurodiverse LGBTQIA+ Resources

Did you know that autistic people are more likely than non-autistics to be transgender, non-binary, or gender nonconforming?

At Autistic Voices Education, we believe we are allies in training, always working towards understanding and sharing information that leads to acceptance and support.

Here’s some resources to help YOU learn more about what it’s like to be LBTQ+.

What does LGBTQIA+, transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming mean?

LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more. Source: Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, Inc.

“Transgender is an umbrella term that describes people whose gender identity or expression does not match the sex they were assigned at birth.” Source: LiveScience

Non-binary or gender nonconforming means that someone feels their gender does not fit into man or woman. Source: LGBT Foundation

Queer is used to express gender and/or sexual orientation in ways that are not male or female or are complicated. Source: Planned Parenthood

OutRight International has more information on the IA+ in the acronym.

LGBTQIA+ and Autism

Why Neurodivergence is an LGBTQ+ Topic

Neuroqueer, an introduction

Toward a Neuroqueer Future

Gendervague: At the Intersection of Autistic and Trans Experiences
Queer Neurodivergence Account on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

What autism family support do you need?

The online Autism 101 For Families Beta class is enrolling starting May 15th! This class is all about empowering families to raise happy, authentic autistic kids through understanding, accepting, and supporting autism.

In this three week class, you’ll learn the foundations to understanding, accepting, and supporting your autistic kid – and by extension, all autistic people.

If you’re already on the list to enroll, that’s awesome. If not, you can sign up here.

While we’re finishing things up for the class, we’re also making plans for the future. We know that families of autistic kids have more needs for support than just a three week class.

This survey asks you what kind of support you need as you raise your autistic kid. We’ll use the results to create a membership service that helps the most.

Click here to take the survey.

Autistic Voices Education is founded by Rosemary Bloom (she/her), teacher of the online Autism 101 For Families class. Rosemary is a teacher and a multi-passionate entrepreneur. She wants to help YOU feel good about raising happy, authentic autistic kids. Find out more about her and the company here.


Here’s some recommended resources to learn more about autism.

(in alphabetical order)