April is Autism Awareness Month. While I truly hope Autism Awareness Month becomes Autism Acceptance Month, I realize there is a gaping awareness issue.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 American children has an autism spectrum disorder. The key word here is children. While I am aware that autism is diagnosed in childhood for the majority of autistic individuals (myself included) and many crucial services are necessary in childhood, here’s the thing: autistic people are not perpetual children like Peter Pan. For the most part, children become adults. Read More