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Is it possible for autistic adults to live independently?
by Apprentice (200 points)

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I have been living and working on my own for forty years. I was diagnosed as having Aspergers about five years ago.

I have some days when I absolutely cannot stand my co-workers and their silly little hen sessions.

There are other days when I am in another work group, and everything is wonderful.

However, at the end of the day, I am exhausted.

by Apprentice (550 points)
Autism is not black and white.  There are many shades in between.  While some individuals may not be able to live on their own a great many are very capable of doing so.  Individuals diagnosed with autism or aspergers may need some additional training or mentoring to assist them in their journey.  Life skill classes can enrich the lives of these individuals and make it easier for them to live on their own.  Classes could include cooking, cleaning, interpersonal and social cues, and safety procedures.
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