“ I am frankly not acting nicely to new support staff.”
When it comes to autism, some things get easier and some things get harder as they get older. Neurotypicals at 23 can be ornery, and so can 23 year olds on the spectrum. Some things don’t change.
Although the transition to the teen years can be difficult; the transition to adulthood can be even more challenging. It’s a balance between giving them the freedom to make their own decisions, and providing the familiarity of structure they seem to need. Some days can be tough. On those days, I think of the British war poster given to me by a friend that I have hanging in my office.