An Indian family hugs their teenaged son.

As older caregivers, we’re always nervous about what legacy we’re leaving our kids and the level of support that they’ll need. Looking at how to build something sustainable that lets them feel productive and happy—that’s our project for the next 10 years. My advice to you: If you see an individual or a family with autism, smile. You know? Just be friendly and if someone is struggling, ask if you can help. And just don’t judge.

This Is Me

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we present the This Is Me exhibit. This Is Me amplifies the voices of individuals living with disabilities and chronic health conditions, caregivers and disability rights activists.