Can you grow out of being autistic?

Aspergers Syndrome has been a part of me for as long as I can remember. While I’ve experienced new things as a child and adult, and faced new challenges in life, autism has been my constant.

What I’ve found recently though is how Aspergers, or autism in general, can evolve as you grow, and also how vast the autistic spectrum really is. I always thought being low-achieving meant you struggled to walk, talk or communicate at all, while being high-achieving meant you could look after yourself and do anything you want to do with your life.

It isn’t so easy though is it? Even if you’ve learned to look people in the eye, understand when somebody is being sarcastic and develop the confidence to take the world and its challenges on, there are still surprise autistic quirks aren’t there? Continue reading