"First, they found spending with other autistic people easier and more comfortable than spending time with neurotypical people, and felt they were better understood by other autistic people. Second, autistic people often felt they were in a social minority, and in order to spend time with neurotypical friends and family, they had to conform with what the neurotypical people wanted and were used to...
This is another scholarly article by(among others) Catherine J Crompton:
"Autistic peer-to-peer information transfer is highly effective"
What does it take to register on your aspie Mastodon network? Is it an invite only server for offline aspie/autie/ND friends?
A federated social network for aspies and other NDs to be themselves. Chat to others with ASD, ADHD, etc. Connect to the fediverse to bring in content from a whole network of niche sites and follow people who share your interests. Strict yet flexible privacy controls for your content with no ads or tracking.