This post is part of a series for Autism Acceptance Month in which I will be exploring various ideas and subjects relating to autism and being autistic.

A community of outsiders

Come to find a home

A group of diverse people

United through a word


Different though we may be

A family we have formed

Not forged through blood

But through shared experience


A kinship we’ve created

Around brains with different function

A beautiful section of the rainbow

Of the neurodivergent


We, autistic people, come together

Through adversity and strife

And shared laughter and joy

And flaps and bounces and love


A community of outsiders

Finally finding where we belong

A beautifully crafted kinship

Made of beautiful autistic souls