For the Autistic in the Virtual Room

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Back in 2018 I created a brief survey to begin collecting bare-bones input from other ASD folx about what they were finding most challenging in life.

As a writer and academic, this is a topic that I would eventually like to address in a book that would hopefully help ASD folx and their communities (i.e. the rest of the world) by making it clearer the prejudices and struggles those of us on the spectrum face in day to day life. At the very least I’d like to create a conversation starting point amongst those who like some data, not just anecdotal evidence. To be clear, I value the stories of those with lived experience. But part of the audience would be made up of those who value data points.

I’d left the survey open and knew it was still hanging out in the virtual-verse. Then I got a notice that after several years someone had taken the few minutes to fill it out, adding another voice to the experiences being collected. And it occurred to me that it would be useful to keep adding voices to that survey and that by posting a link here, we might find a few more folx willing to share.

Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NJTC92V

Responses to one of the central questions of the survey as of April 30, 2022.

This is a anonymous survey although respondents have the option of leaving an email address if they are willing to be contacted in the future.

I’d be interested in knowing (comment section) what topics you think should be covered if one had an opportunity to discuss being neuro-diverse with neuro-typical people?

Author: christyoslund

Writer of non-fiction focused on disability services/studies; fiction writing that often incorporates the p.o.v. of disabled characters.

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