Jonathan Mitchell is an adult with mild autism. He writes about his experiences above.
Why is it that we hear so little about autistic adults?
Is it because they've become indistinguishable from their peers?
Is it because we've given up on them, and don't believe we can help them further?
Is it because the adult problems, like lacking physical intimacy, are too uncomfortable to talk about?
Is it because they've gone from "cute little kids", to "creepy old people"?
Is it because years of trying to force them to conform have left us frustrated?
I'm being facetious of course, but I personally identified with his writing, and I wonder if some people don't actually feel this way about adult autistic behavior.