A Mother Opened Up About Her Daughter’s Autism Diagnosis At 23

Image: Tracey Stewart via ABC
Image: Tracey Stewart via ABC

One day Tracey Stewart and her daughter Jessica sat down with a psychologist, answering question after question. Soon after, the doctor had a diagnosis for Jessica – autism. At 23 years old, though, Jessica was first angered by the insinuation. But eventually, the surprising news changed her life for the better.

An organization known as the Centers for Disease Control approximates that one in 59 children in America are affected by autism. Because the disorder is a spectrum, everyone with autism experiences something different. However, one might broadly recognize it by a person having difficulties with communication and through acting repetitively.

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