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12 Myths about Autism
April 2014, by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.
 
1. Autism is contagious.
Nope! You can’t catch Autism. Autism is something some people are born with, like blue eyes or red hair or a brain that is very good at some things and has more trouble with others.
 
2. Autism is caused by vaccines.
Vaccines do not cause Autism. Please make sure your kids get their shots.
 
3. Autism is a disease.
Nope! Autism is a developmental disability some people are born with, like dyslexia or Down Syndrome. It is not a disease. It is a difference, and a disability.
 
4. Autism is a tragedy.
Nope! With the right support, Autistic people can go to school, communicate, work, live in the community, have friends, get married, start families, vote, pursue
their interests, and anything else they might want to do.
 
5. Autistic people are eternal children.
Nope! Autistic people grow up. An Autistic 20 year old is not a toddler in a 20 year old’s body–they are an Autistic 20 year old.
 
6. You can grow out of Autism.
Nope! Autism is a life-long developmental disability. Autistic children grow up into Autistic adults. The same percentage of adults and children are Autistic.
 
7. Autism means not being able to speak.
Communication disability is a part of diagnostic criteria for Autism, but most Autistic people do develop the ability to talk. About 15-20% of Autistic people do
not develop oral speech. They can use Augmentative and Alternative Communication to speak for themselves.
 
8. Autism means intellectual disability.
About 15-25% of Autistic people also have an intellectual disability. Most Autistic people are not intellectually disabled. Intellectual disability is not a part of Autism,
but some people have both.
 
9. Autistic people lack empathy.
Nope! Autistic people feel empathy for other people. Autistic people are people, not robots.
 
10. All Autistic people are savants.
About 10% of Autistic people have savant skills like perfect pitch, photographic memory, or calendar calculation. Most Autistic people are not savants.
 
11. Autistic people suffer from Autism.
Autistic people suffer from prejudice and discrimination. Autistic people suffer when they do not get the support and accommodation they need, when they receive substandard or segregated education or living environments, when they are kept out of the community or kept unemployed, when their civil and human rights are violated, or when their access to communication and the right to make decisions about their lives, bodies, and futures are denied. Autistic people do not suffer from Autism.
 
12. Only boys are Autistic.
An Autistic woman wrote this factsheet.
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Anyone know of experts teaching Evernote as part of Accessible Technology, particularly in Voc Rehab? Doing research for work.
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A bouquet of flowers in my house & a Waterlogue version of it.
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Great song from a great film.
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Pretty cool video...and fiddling!
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Thank you for allowing me to hear the cool music& also my thanks goes to the ARTISTS.
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Global Warming Climate Change high priests Barack Obama, John Kerry and Al Gore, as well as all Democrats have been aggressively pushing the junk science, all as a deceptive attempt to feed their political greed and give government more control over our lives. Largely ignored by the leftstream media is the fact that NOAA/NASA altered US temperatures…
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Look forward to reading this.
The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body for 12 Years
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Dear Iron Chefs Symon, Batali and Morimoto, I would like to ask you to consider expanding your charity work in support of Autistic people to include organizations other than Autism Speaks. I'm writ...
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