“You don’t look autistic.” I never figured out how I’m supposed to appear to someone that says that. It is like telling someone they are passing for something they are not or would rather not be.
I’ve changed a lot since I was first started as a resident at CA Adult Programs. Here is a short story about my residential experience at CA.
In working with many families to support adolescents and young adults with autism in reaching their desired level of independence or living situation, Sarah Sheppard, CA’s Manager of Adult Programs shares some common concerns and FAQ’s.
About 6 years, ago, I finally decided to get tested for a possible learning disability by a psychologist. I knew something was holding me back from successful interviews for higher paying jobs and a quality social life. I also had past social interaction challenges.