Reading and math difficulties

View a past chat on this topic here: January 2, 2022. Autistic/similarly neurodivergent people can have difficulty with reading and/or math, related to autism or to a different condition such as dyslexia or dyscalculia. #AutChat All autistic/similar #AutChat participants can answer today’s questions, even if you don’t have an additional diagnosis such as dyslexia or […]


View a past chat on this topic: August 1, 2021. Some autistic/similar children are hyperlexic (early fixation on letters or reading) and/or hypernumeric (early fixation on numbers or math). You can read about these neurodivergent traits in a scientific journal here (PDF): #AutChat While people who are hyperlexic/hypernumeric may be labeled as gifted and […]

Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria

See a transcript of a previous chat on this topic here: April 18, 2021. Rejection sensitivity and rejection sensitivity dysphoria means hypersensitivity to criticism (or anything that could be perceived as criticism), associated with intense feelings of rejection. Here is more information: #AutChat — Conversations about rejection sensitivity and rejection sensitivity dysphoria may bring […]

Chosen family

View past chats on this topic here: December 6, 2020 and May 28, 2023. Questions: Chosen family can refer to friends, partners, housemates, support networks, informal cousins, and other close voluntary relationships that might resemble or take the place of what’s traditionally considered family (such as blood kin). #AutChat If you share personal information about […]