Speech-language Pathologists (SLPs) play a predominant role in care coordination for Autistic clients and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) community. Some clients we see are receiving care in connection with their identity status (e.g., Autistic individuals working on social cognition and pragmatics, Transgender or Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) individuals engaging in gender-affirming voice and communication therapy), while other times members of each of these communities receive care for communication needs unrelated to these identities (e.g., a lesbian traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor). Research shows that Autistic individuals are more likely to identify as LGBTQIA+ than non-Autistic individuals, and transgender and gender-diverse individuals demonstrate an increased likelihood of being diagnosed as Autistic or reporting characteristics of Autism than cisgender counterparts. Given the high concordance between LGBTQIA+ identity and Autism, SLPs, therefore, have an ethical responsibility to deliver culturally responsive care to these communities. During the course of this presentation, participants will learn terminology relating to LGBTQIA+ and Autistic identities and receive insight into the lived experiences of members of these communities. Participants will learn to foster “safer” spaces to support LGBTQIA+ and Autistic clients, and will identify places where bias can show up within themselves, workspaces, and broader systems in order to prevent and counteract these biases.