Adult Autism

Adults with autism share their stories.


  • Thirty-one Years to a Diagnosis Parents and grandparents alike love to talk about their children, about how smart they are, how early they spoke their first word, how young they were when they took their first steps, and so forth. It’s a parent’s job to notice any unusual behavior about their children, and if there is something out of the …
  • Self-Diagnosis To begin describing my struggles with autism over the years, I will point out that I grew up with autism during a time when it was not in the mainstream like it is today.  As a result, I had to endure “a trial by fire” during my school-age years from a social point of view. Doctors …
  • Autism and Dying: One Adult’s Perspective by Scott, 46, Tennessee My mom has been dead for about a month now.  She had been fighting a yearlong battle with cancer.   My brother, sister-in-law and I had been in mom’s room at the nursing home since the morning of the last day she lived.  My brother and I decided to drop mom’s cat off …
  • Facing Autism: Strengthening the Muncie Community through Stories Do you remember the moment when the word autism first impacted your family? The thoughts and feelings about what the future would hold rushed through you. What if those moments could be recaptured as a way to educate the broader community? That’s happening in Muncie, Indiana, through The Facing Project. Founded by J.R. Jamison and Kelsey …
  • The Road to Self-Sufficiency A Guide to Entrepreneurship for Youth with Disabilities was developed by the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability. The Guide is designed to serve as a resource for organizations working with youth on career exploration and employment options, and policymakers who support youth programs. The Guide shows how entrepreneurship education can be implemented in programs …
  • Where to Live in Adulthood while on the Autism Spectrum As a spectrumite (person on the autism spectrum) approaches graduation of high school, one of the most important decisions he/she will decide is, “Where will I live after high school?”