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Why Autistic Young Adults Face Burnout

For many young adults on the autism spectrum, the daily demand to conform to neurotypical standards can be immensely draining. By working to fit into a neurotypical world consistently and over time, this can result in what is increasingly becoming known as “autistic burnout”.  Autistic burnout is a state of profound physical and mental exhaustion […]

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5 Benefits of Engaging with the Community for Young Adults with Autism

There is a general stereotype that individuals with autism spectrum disorder do not enjoy socializing. In most cases, this is not true. Part of the diagnosis is struggling with social and communication skills. As a result, many autistic young adults end up feeling isolated and not equipped to join in on typical social activities. While […]

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Understanding Social Cues in Dating for Autistic Adults

For young adults on the autism spectrum, the journey into dating can be both exciting and intimidating. Navigating the social nuances of romantic relationships is challenging, particularly when faced with the common traits associated with ASD.  These traits, including discomfort with physical closeness, difficulties with eye contact, and heightened anxiety, can often act as barriers, […]

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How to Support Your Autistic Young Adult with College Work

As a parent, watching your autistic child step into college can evoke a mix of pride and apprehension. You’ve seen them overcome hurdles, yet college presents a new realm of challenges. Students on the autism spectrum often struggle with navigating social nuances, sensory overload, and the unstructured nature of college. These difficulties can hinder their […]

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6 Types of Mental Health Therapy to Benefit Autistic Adults

It is very common in the autism community to experience anxiety or depression, as living in an allistic world leads to facing daily struggles. However, a mental health condition left untreated has negative outcomes that can greatly impact your quality of life. With this in mind, we wanted to remind our adult autistic community of […]

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How to Help a Young Adult with Autism Build Independent Routines

How to Help a Young Adult with Autism Build Independent Routines

The journey to independence is intimidating for any young person; even those with their own kids call their parents when something goes awry. However, for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), this transition can present unique challenges. One of the key skills that can greatly enhance their quality of life is the ability to establish […]

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How to Plan for the Transition to Adulthood for Your Autistic Child

How to Plan for the Transition to Adulthood for Your Autistic Child

As parents of a teen with autism, you are entering one of the most critical phases of their life journey: the transition into adulthood. This period of time can be both exciting and daunting, as it opens up a world of possibilities and challenges for your autistic child. While your child often experiences a higher […]

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3 Tips for Travel as an Autistic Adult

As you gain more independence following high school, you may be interested in expanding your horizons a bit and traveling without your parents, either alone or with friends or siblings. Traveling can be an exciting or enriching experience for young adults, offering plenty of opportunities for personal growth and exploration. For those individuals on the […]

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6 Tips for Autism and Dating 

Dating and Autism

Dating can be a challenging experience for any teen or young adult, but for autistic adults, it can present some unique obstacles. Many people on the autism spectrum struggle with reading social cues, sensory sensitivities, and communication, all of which can make navigating the dating world that much more complex. However, with some careful planning […]

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5 Ways to Find Autism Acceptance in Adulthood

Accept, Understand Empower

Finding acceptance for who you are as someone on the autism spectrum can be challenging as a child. Knowing this, countless resources have been created for Autism Acceptance Month in April on how to build a more inclusive environment around students.  However, once you enter adulthood, the resources and programs aren’t as prevalent, which can […]

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