I met a 21 year old with Aspergers on Sunday
I went to a support group for parents of kids with special kids.
All the moms and dads there were super sweet and nice.
I met a sweet 12 yr old with downs syndrome and a 21 year old with Aspergers.
I know no two autistic people are a like but I did not expect what I met.
Other than my son, I don't know anybody or anybody's kid who is on the spectrum.
This wonderful young man just graduated from the local community college and will be going to a 4 year state university!! Awesome!
With this young man, it was markedly noticeable. He was slow to respond. Awkward and robotic in speaking. Fleeting eye contact. Honestly, I was taken back because knowing that he was going to a 4 year state university, I thought in passing no one would be able to notice. That wasn't the case in his case.
I wondered if that is what my son would be like when he reached 21. I hope he goes to a 4 year state university like this wonderful young man.
My son is only 3 almost 4. To me, I think the "outside" world views him as a bit inattentive and a bit rambuctious but manageable and still within age behavior. If your child is older, is their autism noticeable? (I hope that's not offensive. My pre-conceived notion of aspergers and hfa is that it is barely noticeable)