It really doesn't. People with Autism Spectrum Disorders may learn to cope better as an adult. Maybe. Or differently. No not really. I even hear adults with autism agree. Autism doesn't go away. Then there is the fact that there is less supports to further complicate things.
Many children and adults with autism, or at least the ones I know, seem to be emotionally and socially delayed. It may be a lot delayed or it may be a little delayed. I feel like saying it is the relationship silly... From a parent, my own, point of view it is like dealing with a teenager all the time. I am sure I have said this before.
The effects of autism are like a perpetual cycle of rebellion. Even when your child, now adult, is a competent major it is complicated. Even though they have a disability when they are a competent major they have the right to do what they please. They should have that right just like everyone else.
What is harder is the teenage-ish tendency to just not agree for no other reason than you are their parent. Even when they repeatedly come to you for help they don't want to use your suggestions. My typical children did finally get to the point they took my help and my advice or they figured something else out.
Maybe as my daughters get well into their 30's they will mature to the point they get it. Maybe I will have to figure out a different strategy. What do you do? Do you have any strategies that might help? Share in the comments.