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People who have autism, and those who have loved ones with autism share one thing they want people to know during Autism Acceptance Month.


“I wish people knew that autism is a spectrum. Not all traits are visible, and often challenges are hidden. And ‘high-functioning’ autism is still autism.”

What Do You Want People to Know During Autism Acceptance Month?

“My 16-year-old brother, Ryan, has autism. He may seem different, but once you get to know him, you’ll realize he’s certainly not less. He’s funny, kind, smart, caring and up-to-date with your latest memes.”

“If I’m working, I’m going to be super focused and I won’t want to talk to you. So, try me again at a later time when I’m not busy, ’cause I’ll probably want to talk to you too.”

“Children with autism love the same things, such as cuddle time with their mommies, like anybody else.”

“Often it’s assumed that people on the ASD spectrum struggle to feel emotion. This is simply not the case. Many people with ASD sometimes find they struggle with hyperempathy or feeling way too much.”

“What you hear the most out of our house is laughter. We dance, we sing, we make funny faces in the mirror, and we tickle until we are out of breath.”

“Everybody with autism are people too. And deserve to be treated equal.”

“We can be… ANYTHING we want to be…”

“Every story is very different. But every story matters, and every story deserves to be heard.”

Originally published: April 16, 2018
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