Autism is largely a developmental delay, and just because an autistic person cannot do something allistic people their age can do, does not mean they will never do that thing. A nonverbal autistic child learning to talk when they are older does not make them suddenly nonautistic. I wish parents of autistic children would stop panicking when their child isn’t doing something neurotypical children their age are going, and think their child will never grow up. Autistic people don’t stay children forever. We grow and we never stop learning. Please accept us.
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Source: What Autism Acceptance Means