People With Autism Enjoy Other People

People with autism enjoy and need social contact. They may interact with others in idiosyncratic ways and often need us to be understanding and compassionate in our relationships with them. Every person with autism is unique and has different social skills and deficits. The term autism spectrum disorders refers to a group of developmental disorders characterized by a wide range of symptoms, skills and levels of disabilties. When you meet individuals with autism, they may be focused on an odd topic or question. Take a moment to listen to what they are saying and engage them in conversation. The benefits and joys for neurotypical people and those with autism can open new doors of awareness.

Jennifer Rose, a young lady with autism, offers unique insights into her life and how she navigates society in It’s Not a Perfect World, but I’ll Take It: 50 Life Lessons for Teens Like Me Who Are Kind of (You Know) Autistic. Susan Senator, the mother of a young person with autism, provides insight into the life challenges faced by people on the spectrum in Autism Adulthood.