Resources and support: newly diagnosed / looking for community
A late autism diagnosis can be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster - this is totally normal. When I was diagnosed, I found it very helpful to connect with other autistic people and learn about their experiences. Here are a few online spaces where you can find community, learn about autism and being autistic.
Just found out you're autistic? Check out these articles by Chris Bonnello - there are articles for kids, teenagers, adults and non-autistic allies.
The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism - resources for more topics than you would have believed, relevant to autistic people of all ages!
Autistic Self-Advocacy Network - a library of resources to fit every need.
Many late diagnosed autistic people happen to be women, non-binary or transgender. Autistic Women and Non-binary Network is a great resource.
Connecting with community
The friendliest autistic space I have found on the web is Autistic Not Weird's Facebook page. (the Patreon group is a bit smaller and more intimate!)
The Society for Neurodiversity is a community run by and for neurodivergent people. As well as having online forums, they run online peer support groups and even an online art therapy class!