Managing emotions about unemployment and underemployment (Sun Jan 14, 2018)

Time: 9pm UTC / 9pm GMT / 4pm EST. Questions tweeted by: @autchatmod — Autistic and similarly neurodivergent people have very high rates of unemployment and underemployment. Today’s chat is on managing emotions about employment and underemployment. Next week we’ll have a more general chat on employment. #autchat — If the chat gets too stressful, […]

Gender identity (upcoming Feb 25, 2018)

Time: 9pm UTC / 9pm GMT / 4pm EST. Questions tweeted by: @autchatmod View a transcript of a past chat on this topic here. Note: To save space, “ND” is used sometimes in place of “neurodivergent”. #autchat Questions: Q1: How do you describe your gender identity and/or expression? Share whatever you’re comfortable with. #autchat Q2: How […]

Prosopagnosia and face recognition (upcoming Feb 11, 2018)

Time: 9pm UTC / 9pm GMT / 4pm EST. Questions tweeted by: @autchatmod View transcripts of past chats on this topic here: Apr 19, 2016 and May 1, 2016. Today’s #autchat topic is prosopagnosia, which is difficulty recognizing faces. It’s a problem for many (not all) autistic people. Prosopagnosia can happen in other conditions too, […]

Effective strategies for educating people about autism and similar neurodivergences (upcoming Jan 28, 2018)

Time: 9pm UTC / 9pm GMT / 4pm EST. Questions tweeted by: @autchatmod View a past chat on this topic here. This #autchat is on effective strategies for educating people about autism and similar neurodivergences. Examples of different strategies: Sharing personal stories; talking about research; pointing people to webpages. #autchat We can’t always change people’s misunderstandings. Sometimes we can, […]

Employment (upcoming Jan 21, 2018)

Time: 9pm UTC / 9pm GMT / 4pm EST. Questions tweeted by: @autchatmod View a transcript of a past chat on this topic here. Autistic and similarly neurodivergent people have very high rates of unemployment and underemployment. #autchat Some stats for a few things: autism http://www.jaacap.com/article/S0890-8567(13)00377-8/abstract, hydrocephalus https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3360844/, #autchat ADHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1781280/. Rates may vary depending on country, […]