Autism Adult Autism What Happens When a Child With Autism Grows Up? Share Pin Email More in Autism Adult Autism Basics Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Causes Asperger's Syndrome Children and Autism Applied Behavioral Analysis School and Summer Options Hints and Tips Teens and Autism Support for Parents Positive Living Autism and Family Life Glossary View All Updated April 20, 2016 When a child with autism grows up, there are a number of different levels of functionality, depending on a number of factors. Here's what to consider. Up Next Up Next Video How Autism Affects Communication Up Next Video How to Teach Life Skills to Teenagers with Autism Up Next Video What is Autism? Do You Know the Signs? Up Next Article What Does 'Mild Autism' Mean?