I am an 18 year old High Functioning Autistic woman, who, at age 3, was diagnosed with Autism. The doctors didn't know what it was for 2 years, until they ran tests. My parents were so confused as to what to do. But thankfully they had friends who had kids with Autism. I have grown up with the challenges and roadblocks of Autism, and have overcome them with the help of friends and family.