Executing function: Planning, starting, and stopping tasks (upcoming Sun Sep 24, 2017)

Time: 8pm UTC / 9pm BST / 4pm EDT Questions tweeted by: @autchatmod Executive function includes many aspects of self-regulation and task management: http://musingsofanaspie.com/2014/01/07/executive-function-primer-part-1/ #autchat Today we’ll talk about planning, starting, and stopping tasks. #autchat Q1: What kinds of tasks do you need plans to help you carry out? #autchat Q2: Have you used any […]

Boundaries, safety, and boundary violations

View a transcript of this chat here. You can also see questions and a transcript for our other chat on boundaries here. Today’s #autchat deals with some difficult topics. Remember that if you need to, you can step away and do some self-care. Q1 How do you cope when you set a boundary, and someone […]

Aging and lifespan changes

View transcripts of our previous chats on this topic: Jun 28, 2016, May 26, 2015, July 18, 2015, and Sep 3, 2017. Questions: Q1: How did your symptoms/skills change throughout childhood (say up through 18)? (Social, sensory, motor, other) #autchat (Or the present, if you’re under 18) #autchat You might think about this over different […]

Connective tissue disorders

View a transcript of this chat here. This #autchat is about connective tissue disorders (CTDs), such as Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and others. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connective_tissue_disease Q1 Do you suspect, or know, you have a connective tissue disorder (CTD)? If diagnosed, what form have you been diagnosed with? #autchat Q2 What are the top 3 health issues you’ve […]

Representation of neurodivergent symptoms/traits/co-conditions in autistic communities

This #autchat is about neurodivergent symptoms, traits, and experiences you see discussed more vs less in autistic communities. View a transcript of a past chat on this topic here. Questions: Q1: What neurodivergent symptoms, traits, or experiences do you have that you see talked about a lot in autistic communities? #autchat Q2: What neurodivergent symptoms, […]

Dental and orthodontic care

View a transcript of this chat here. Q1 Have you had dental and orthodontic care? What kinds of care/procedures/etc? #autchat Q2 What difficulties have you run into with dental and orthodontic care (e.g., financial, sensory, interpersonal, other)? #autchat Q3 What strategies or coping skills have you used to help? #autchat Q4 Have you had providers […]

Writing autistic/similarly neurodivergent characters as an autistic/similarly neurodivergent writer

View past chats on this topic here: Sep 22, 2015 and Jul 16, 2017. Questions: Q1: What are the hard parts about writing an autistic or similarly neurodivergent character (for you)? The easy parts? #autchat Q2: When you write autistic or similarly neurodivergent characters, what do you worry about? #autchat Q3: What sort of feedback […]