March 17, 2011 – PsychologyToday.com, By Dr. Michael McManmon
The diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome, autism, or a learning difference sets the stage for young adults to get the help needed and gain the self-awareness necessary to make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Young adults have little self-understanding of their diagnosis or what their specific profile of strengths and challenges looks like. By thinking in broad strokes about what it means to have a disability and coming to the conclusion that it doesn’t apply to them, these young people try their best to blend in. No parent or teacher can blame them for this.