Autism is a complex diagnosis that has left many families reeling in its wake. The large number of questions that author Lydia Wayman received about what it’s like to live independently as a 23-year-old woman with autism, led her to write a book.

Read more about Lydia’s challengers of being autistic in the article Autism Author Writes From Experience here.

Check out Lydia’s blog Autism Speaks: Not despite autism, but because of it, here.

Photo Judy Winter 2011