Relationship to family of origin

View past chats on this topic here: June 24, 2018, January 31, 2021, and May 21, 2023.

Today’s #AutChat is about your relationship to your family (or families) of origin.

This refers to family members you grew up with, such as parents or other caretakers, siblings, or other people who lived with you or were involved in raising you.

When sharing information about yourself or others, keep in mind that Twitter is a public medium and it’s possible your family or people who know them could read what you say. #AutChat

If tweeting about abuse or neglect, you may want to add a content warning to the top of your tweet (“CW: abuse”) so that others who may be upset by that content can make an informed decision about whether to read it.

Remember you can mute the hashtag or step away for self-care if needed. #AutChat

Q1: What is your relationship like with your family of origin? Are you closer to some family members than others? #AutChat

Q2: Do you think being autistic or otherwise neurodivergent influences your family relationships? #AutChat

Q3: Do others in your family of origin know you’re autistic/similarly neurodivergent? If so, did it change your relationship (if it happened when you were old enough to remember)? #AutChat

Q4: Is anyone else in your family autistic/similarly neurodivergent? If so, are your relationships with them different than with your other family members? #AutChat

Q5: Has your relationship with your family of origin changed over time? (From childhood to adulthood, during adulthood?) #AutChat

Questions for this chat were written by @theoriesofminds and @endeverstar.

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