Teenagers, adults, and older people can be autistic!

Anyone can be autistic, regardless of how old you are. You can’t ‘grow out’ of autism!

Remember: autism is a developmental disability, so if a person is autistic, they never stop being autistic. This means that people of all ages can be autistic.

Sometimes, people get diagnosed with autism when they are an adult. They didn’t have a chance to get diagnosed as a kid, or their doctor made a mistake. That doesn’t mean someone wasn’t autistic as a kid. They were still autistic their whole life, even before they got a diagnosis.

Any type of person can be autistic. Autistic people are all kinds of people!