I was diagnosed with "autistic features" at age 19. My parents knew something wasn't right before birth. When my mom would play the organ, I would kick so hard that it was visible to my dad.
I've had lifelong sensory problems, mainly auditory.
This prevented me from socializing with others and, as is all too common, opened the door for hellish bullying in junior high and high school.
I am a multiple suicide survivor. I have generalized anxiety disorder and depression resulting from biological and situational circumstances.
I am that grown autistic adult who sits in front of the TV watching Netflix. Both my parents are deceased. My sister takes care of me. She works full time, so I spend most of my time alone.
I’ve exhausted all resources in my area. I've blogged and reached out to legislators.
I've done my part. I don't know what the future holds. I pray for a better one.