Does anyone else wonder why it is that High School Graduation marks the beginning of an exciting journey for typical teens, and in contrast it's the end of the road for individuals with Autism?
A conversation with a typical teens.
Congratulations, you graduated and we're so proud of you. Now go to college, or travel, or get a job. Have fun, learn, make mistakes, try on what fits to see what you want to do with your life.
A conversation with a teen with autism:
Congratulations, your parents took you off the diploma track so you can stay in HS for 3 more years! You will have a place to come everyday until you turn 22! After that, well you go home and your folks help you figure out how to fill your day.
Opps, your family didn't know what had to be done to continue your education a few more years :(, and you're not college material? Congratulations you graduated!!! That's it, go home and be proud. Take a break until your family finds programs to help fill your day.