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Online groups and communities for neurodivergent young people

There’s a range of Facebook groups and online communities for neurodivergent people.

Those listed below are run by reputable organisations, but MindMate is not responsible for any content posted in them. Online groups may help you to meet others with similar experiences to your own, but please see our Staying Safe section for guidance on using Facebook pages and other social media. Facebook accounts are available for age 13+.


ADHD UK is an ADHD charity which moderates the following Facebook groups:

Leeds ADHD Support Group

The Leeds ADHD Support Group is accessible via Facebook while their website is being updated.

Go to Facebook page

ZigZag Leeds

ZigZag Leeds is a local organisation offering support to children and young people with autism and their families. Their Facebook page is a source of information about autism in general, as well as information about their groups.

Go to Facebook page

Leeds SEND Youth Forum

The Leeds SEND Youth Forum is an online network of young people aged 11 to 25 years old with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who live in Leeds or go to school in Leeds.

Join forum

Autistic Girls Network

The Autistic Girls Network have a moderated Facebook group.

Go to Facebook group

West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership workshops

The West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership is delivering a two-year project to improve the lives of neurodivergent people across the region. To kick-start the work, they are inviting autistic people, people with ADHD, and their parents or carers to a series of workshops to share their experiences.

Register to attend

National Autistic Society community

The National Autistic Society’s online community is a place for autistic people 16 and above and their families to meet like-minded people and share their experiences in a moderated online space.

Join the community

ADHD Action

ADHD Action is an ADHD charity which has started working with the National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS). Their Facebook page posts information and research opportunities for people with ADHD.

Go to Facebook page

Autistica Research Network

The Autistica Research Network connects autistic people and their parents/carers to research updates and opportunities in the field of autism.

Go to website

The Mix

Youth support organisation The Mix has an online community for those under 25 to reach out anonymously and get support online from other young people going through similar experiences. They have discussion boards on a range of topics, and a search function where you can find discussions about neurodiversity.

Go to website


Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community where you can browse articles and discussion boards and use the live chat feature to talk with a member of the Kooth team. Much of the content relates to looking after your mental health, which is important for neurodivergent people, and there is also some information about neurodevelopmental conditions available.

Go to website

West Yorkshire ADHD Support Group

WY ADHD are there to support anyone affected by ADHD; this includes both adults and children with or suspected of having ADHD, and also their parents/carers and siblings.

Read more about the group

The Blossom Tree

The Blossom Tree is an online community and resource for everyone involved with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Read more about the group

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