It's not a phase! one can't just grow out of autism.
You learn along the way just like everyone else. You find the people or things that worked or didn't work and keep moving forward. Its not at the pace or in a style like the rest but that doesn't mean its less special. You are the only person that is in control of what journey or adventure you find next. Don't let others steer your ship. You got this! Be joyful in the life you've got!