View past chats on this topic: Jan 29, 2017, July 28, 2019, and Apr 11, 2021.

#AutChat is open to autistic and similar people. “Similar” = overlap with executive function, social issues, etc.

This can include conditions like ADHD, hydrocephalus, OCD, and others. Sometimes called “autistic cousins” #AutChat

We’re extending extra encouragement today to folks who are ADHD-but-not-autistic. Join us! #AutChat

ADHD and autism share features and often co-occur in individuals or run in the same families.

30-80% of autistic people have ADHD, and 20-50% of people with ADHD meet criteria for autism: #AutChat


Q1: Have you been diagnosed, self-diagnosed, or misdiagnosed with ADHD or autism? Do you suspect you have either/both? #AutChat

Q2: What were your diagnosis or self-recognition experiences like? If you have both ADHD and autism, did they differ? #AutChat

Q3: What similarities or differences do you see between yourself and people with a different combination? For example, if you have autism but not ADHD or vice versa, what similarities/diffs do you see to people with both? For example, memory issues, hyperfocus, inertia, etc #AutChat

Q4: If you’ve tried stimulants or other treatments, what do they help with? What don’t they help with? Especially if you’re autistic & *don’t* have ADHD, but have been on stimulants (due to misdiagnosis or something else). #AutChat

Questions for this chat were written by @theoriesofminds.

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