When we hear the words “autism diagnosis” it’s common to imagine a young child or adolescent.
But what about those who receive their diagnoses at a later stage of life -- in the midst of successful careers or long, happy marriages?
This hour, we meet two women who were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as adults.
Coming up, we hear their stories and consider what it means to be autistic in 2017.
High-functioning autism, low-functioning autism -- where do these labels come from? And are they really necessary?
- Laura James - Journalist and author of Odd Girl Out: My Extraordinary Autistic Life
- Sarah Hernandez - Board of Education member in Enfield, Connecticut
- Amber Underhill - Parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder
Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on December 19, 2017.