It’s something that many autism advocates stress: autism does not end after childhood. It is not something that a person “outgrows.” An autistic person is autistic for life.
But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Autism is not a tragedy, and it is not a sentence to a life of pain or suffering. Take one amazing woman, for example.
Jeanine Lazili is a 47-year-old woman on the autism spectrum. She has her own job, lives in a group home…
…And most importantly of all, she is happy.
However, it took a lot of work for Jeanine to get to the point where she is at today. With the goal of becoming as independent as possible, she started working at the age of 19 and has been doing so ever since.