Conversation: Information Dump or More? A quick note on chatting for people with ASD

Ever notice how people are forever talking? Sometimes, they seem to talk about nothing.  Here are 3 points about conversation you might not know.

1. It’s more than sharing information

Conversation is about making a connection with another person.  The information exchanged is secondary.

2. It’s not about you

Conversation is about learning what the other person knows, and how they are interesting.

3. It’s the gateway to making friends, getting a job, making deals…

People are friends with those they share a connection with.  Employers hire people they have a connection with, even before others that have more knowledge.

Rebecca J Weaver is a Certified Autism Specialist at Independent with Autism, working to empower individuals with ASD.  Need help with conversation and making connections? Check out for more information.