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Growing Up With Autism [PODCAST]

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When the opportunity for me to produce mental health content for Vox Teen Communications came, I knew right away that I wanted to talk about my experience growing up with high functioning autism. Autism is a developmental disorder that’s characterized by difficulties in forming and maintaining social relationships, impairment of the ability to communicate, and  repetitive behavior patterns with restricted interests and activities.”

Although this is the dictionary definition for autism, autism is not a one-size-fits-all disorder. Every single person who is diagnosed or undiagnosed with autism has a different experience and a different struggle communicating with the people around them. In this podcast. I am simply sharing the experience that I have had and currently still have. I hope to inspire people to open up more about their mental health struggles, and to accept them as a part of who they are. Thank you for listening!

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  1. Ann Hunt Smith

    Thank you for sharing your journey, Christina. Parents of children with autism should really be helped to accept the challenges they see their children going through and seek ways to encourage them.

  2. Mrs. Jessie L Phillips

    Christina “Growing up with Autism,” is educational also an awesome well expressed personal account of her growing up with autism. She is to me commended on her courage, her brilliance, writing talent and her speaking ability. She is very talented and she has come a long way in helping herself. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this article. Thanks to Christina.

    1. Mrs. Jessie L Phillips

      Christina “Growing up with Autism,” is educational also an awesome well expressed personal account of her growing up with autism. She is to be commended on her courage, brilliance, writing ability and her speaking ability. She is very talented. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this article. Thanks to Christina.

  3. Gloria Adams

    Very interesting and informative.