Welcome to Autistic adulthood, my young friends. It does exist, contrary to what the media has people believing. We do grow up, and what we grow up to be are Autistic adults. And awesome, but I repeat myself.
A lot of things about being Autistic and about being society's ideal adult may seem mutually exclusive. You may feel you're being held to an impossible standard. And you just might be half right. Autistic adulthood and media, super responsible all the things calm and under control; adulthood may not match up.
But that's nothing to be ashamed of. Forget "suits and seriousness" adulthood, my adulthood is, "I can eat ice cream for breakfast, I'm an adult and no one can stop me."
Part of being an adult is getting to do things your own way. Half of the things they told me would never fly when I grew up? They do, in fact, fly now that I've grown up. I get to control my environment to my specifications, not to those of some professional who thinks they know what "adult" is.
Greetings and welcome to the Autism Women's Network! AWN is dedicated to building a community of autistic girls and women, their families, friends and supporters. A place where all can share their experiences amongst a diverse, inclusive supportive and positive environment. We invite you to take a look around and join us today.
Forum: TheForum topics are designed to inspire meaningful discussions which focus on issues relevant to girls and women on the autism spectrum. It is our goal to successfully accomplish a portion of AWN's mission by building an interactive community. With this in mind, the forum is set up to further include neurotypical (NT) family, friends, teachers, psychologist, etc., so as to offer a productive and meaningful avenue by which we can engage in a healthy exchange of ideas.