This “middle group”—much like today’s middle class—is largely ignored or given vague promises which aren’t kept.
Hygiene and living conditions for adults on the spectrum are often less than ideal.
Our society needs to prioritize the needs of people living with autism over autism prevention.
If neurotypical students have trouble deciphering non-verbal dating and sexual cues, young women with autism find it exponentially more difficult to navigate those tricky minefields.
Sometimes I feel like I’m picking my way through a mine-field.
Is it ethical for mainstream media to use the autistic identity for profit—without actually hiring people with autism?
Think of “shush” as light striking a dynamite fuse, and expect an immediate explosion.
Children in wheelchairs are not expected to get up and walk when they become adults, so why are we asking young adults on the spectrum to act and think like neurotypical young adults?
Sadly, I’m used to all of these delays and resigned to picking the best-case scenario in a bleak landscape.
For Father’s Day.
I break down problems to help her understand how to take care of herself.
The job search becomes a long struggle for young, educated, college graduates on the autistic spectrum.
An example of how informed hiring and targeted support can lead to success in the workplace.
Some experts speculate that for every college student on the spectrum who identifies himself or herself with a diagnosis, there may be two more who are undisclosed.
The system of government support is so badly broken and inadequate that I believe most autism families would do better with a self-directed program—at least I hope so.
Death is a difficult concept for anyone. But for a young person with autism, processing the loss of a loved one is an even more formidable challenge.