The critiques of this piece could be many, but here’s the one I want to focus on: The parents, and the reporter, and the headline continuously repeat the narrative that these 24-year-old women are “like three year olds.”
They are not. Just look at the pictures – watching YouTube, shopping, reading the papers, and so forth. They may not be neurotypical, but they are not children. They may require intense levels of support, and I am a strong advocate for such supports. But they are not children.