Generational Differences

View past chats on this topic: June 21, 2020, and October 3, 2022.

Please keep in mind that everyone has had really diverse experiences with today’s #AutChat questions regardless of which generation we grew up in – we’re here to explore those differences rather than make assumptions about what it was like for other people.

Q1: When did you grow up? What did people around you believe about autism/similar neurodivergence at that time? When or how were you exposed to these ideas? #AutChat

Q2: Have you seen attitudes about autism/neurodivergence change over time? Has your own understanding changed? #AutChat

Q3: Do you have ideas about why there might have been this change over time? #AutChat

Q4: Do you expect common beliefs about autism/similar neurodivergence to change over the next few generations? If so, what changes do you think are likely? Why? #AutChat