I have noticed that many "Little's" and "Adult Babies" have disabilities of one kind or another. I of course have Autism and Cerebral Palsy. For me it is natural as a disable person to feel "small and vulnerable", due to the nature of my disabilities which also affect control over my bodily functions. Even though I am a 56 year-old adult, in the back of my mind all the time, I feel so little, fragile, and vulnerable. My mind of course is not functioning fully, and I was cognitively tested as to my "social functioning age" to be cognitively that of an 8 to 10 year-old child. Yet, my measured IQ is 135. I seem to be both cognitively a child and an adult at the same time. I am happiest doing simple things such as sitting on the cellar floor here at home mutely playing with my Matchbox and Hot Wheels toy cars and trucks or with my little plastic army men.
When out and around town, in social interactions, other adults when seeing me in my leg braces and using my forearm crutches, they many times talk to me, as if I were a child. It seems that the outside world sees us disabled adults as "children" who still do not know any better about anything.