Dec. 12, 2022

Support for late-diagnosed autistic people of color – with Diane J. Wright, Founder of Autastic

Diane J. Wright is a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility media consultant working in film and television. She is also the founder of Autastic.com, which provides resources and community for late-identified autistic people of color and their allies...


Diane J. Wright is a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility media consultant working in film and television. She is also the founder of Autastic.com, which provides resources and community for late-identified autistic people of color and their allies.

During this episode, you will hear Diane talk about:

  • How burnout led her to discover that she is autistic and has ADHD
  • Why it is difficult for her to detangle the intersections of her racial, gender and neurodivergent identities
  • What inspired her to create Autastic.com
  • How the Autastic community encourages meaningful conversations and connections among late-identified autistic people of color and their allies
  • The valuable curated resources for late-diagnosed autistic adults on Autastic
  • The life-changing impact that Autastic has had on its community members
  • Her hope for more Black and brown autistic people to find each other, feel less alone and less vulnerable

Visit www.autastic.com for more information about Autastic and check out www.autastic.com/support for ways to support their mission.

You can also find Autastic on social media on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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