View transcripts of past chats on this topic: November 13, 2016, January 21, 2018, September 6, 2020, January 29, 2023.

Autistic and similarly neurodivergent people have very high rates of unemployment and underemployment.

Some of these questions apply to people who are employed, some apply to people who seeking work, some to people who aren’t. #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/
ADHD: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1781280/
Rates may vary depending on country, region, etc. #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.


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