This story is about Jessica, a 27-year-old autistic woman in Annandale, Virginia. Jessica was diagnosed with autism in her senior year of high school. In her interview, she talks about dealing with anxiety and depression, therapy, and reading about Asperger’s for the first time.

These stories represent personal experiences. Any opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints expressed by people in these stories do not necessarily reflect those of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities National Training Center. Always consult your medical provider before making changes to your medication or health plan.

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