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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, region, etc #autchat
Some of these questions apply to people who are employed, some apply to people who seeking work, some to people who aren’t #autchat
Q1: If you’ve ever sought or are seeking employment, what has the process been like? What’s helped? What hasn’t? #autchat
Q2: If you have not sought employment, do you want to? Why/why not? What kind of barriers exist? #autchat
Q3: If you are or have been employed, what kinds of workplace issues have you run into? What helps/doesn’t help? #autchat
Q4: What would you want to do if you could receive ideal accommodations? Whether it’s employment or other activities. #autchat
Questions for this #autchat were written by @theoriesofminds.