Communication is a key skill needed to be independent. Sit in on an evening shift with a CA Adult Programs counselor as she integrates communication skill building into day-to-day with our residents in the Adult Programs house located in Richmond, VA.
I have the habit of writing a diary. When I review my diaries at the end of a year, I am so surprised by how many times I expressed my dedication and passion for autism to myself in the diary. The reason for this passion is a mystery to me to some extent, but I do know that my story with autism began in college.
Just like neurotypical folks, adults with autism can struggle financially to meet their needs and goals. This is especially true as autistics are often under and unemployed. The following is a blog shared with CA by a regular contributor. She describes herself as an adult female with high functioning autism. We found this quite insightful and hope you will too! Here are her 5 money saving tips for adults with autism.
As a kid, I always had a difficult time with challenges even before I was diagnosed with autism. . Challenges are all over the place and can come in various forms, from big to small. I often remember what my friend said, “Change is the only constant in this world”. I would soon face another challenge.
These 3 e books concerning-older autistic adults, autistic women & how neurotypicals can better Interact with them were published in years 2020 & 2021. As an older adult female with high functioning autism, I read the following: Autism is a “neurological and developmental disorder.  I bought these 3 titles in eBook format for the following…
“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.
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.