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, […]

Coping with the holidays (upcoming Dec 10, 2017)

Time: 9pm UTC / 9pm GMT / 4pm EST. Questions tweeted by: @autchatmod View a transcript of a past chat on this topic here. Questions: This #autchat is on coping with the holidays. Feel free to answer about any holidays, not just upcoming ones. Holidays often involve both stress and good things – travel, disruption to […]

Sexual orientation (upcoming Sun Dec 3, 2017)

Time: 9pm UTC / 9pm GMT / 4pm EST. Questions tweeted by: @autchatmod View a transcript of a past chat on this topic here. You don’t have to disclose your orientation to participate, though you can if you want. #autchat Questions: Q1: Did being autistic or similarly neurodivergent play a role in understanding your sexual […]

Food sensitivities: Taste and texture

View a past chat on this topic here. Q1: Do you have any taste (or oral texture) sensitivities? What foods are pleasant vs aversive for you? #autchat Q2: Have your taste/oral texture sensitivities changed over time, or do they change depending on other variables? #autchat Q3: How do you cope with your taste/oral texture sensitivities? […]

How we learned we were autistic / similarly neurodivergent

View a transcript of this chat here. You can answer about all/any neurodivergences you have, if you have more than one (e.g., both autism and ADHD). #autchat Q1: When did you learn you were autistic or otherwise neurodivergent? Did you suspect it beforehand or was it a surprise? #autchat Q2: How did you learn (or […]