We all have challenges we have to overcome, autism is not a puzzle, nor a disease. It is a challenge, but certainly not a devastating one.
Although we may feel like we are drowning in life - remember there are so many people with far greater challenges that most of us are facing! Let go of the negatives in your life - focus on the positives and make your life the best life it can be!
All too often, I talk with people who are struggling with a life challenge and seem to be looking for a sign from God or some other super power before they do anything. Usually while I'm listening to these people it's pretty clear to me that they already know what they need to do to deal with their challenge but they are just so hesitant to make the changes that would put them in a better spot in their life.
Sometimes life happens and it just seems like you can't find a way through the challenges you face. You need to know that there is a way past those challenges! I know that because I've had several times in my life where it seemed I had exhausted all my options with no success - only to find something or someone that made the difference and got me over the hump.