The Spectrum Connection (Formerly Sexual Identity & Inclusion Alliance) was developed in 2019 to provide support and resources to an intersectional group growing in visibility in the autism community. The Spectrum Connection provides a safe space for open communication between consenting LGBTQIA+ adults on the spectrum.
Adult Programs do not require membership.
Our board of directors fully supports this program as we continue to further the mission of Autism Tennessee.
Related Research & Resources
Sexual Orientation in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Gender Identity & Autism Spectrum Disorders
LGBTQ+ and Autism Spectrum Disorders
People Living Under a Double Rainbow
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, & Autism
Dual Spectrums: More people living with autism
Clashing Communities: Autistic & LGBTQ
Why we need to respect sexual orientation
The Spectrum Connection currently offers 2 virtual meetings and 1 in person meetup a month. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for community building through social networking, education, activities, resource-sharing, and conversation.
This group was created by individuals on the spectrum, for LGBTQIA+ autistic adults, and is member-led with the support of a queer AutismTN employee. To learn more or join the group, complete and submit the contact form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please allow up to 5 business days from the time of your form submission to receive a response.