10 things adults on the autism spectrum wish you knew

On Instagram, we asked adults on the autism spectrum what they want others to know about them. Here are some of their answers:

I am autistic and proud

We just wanna be understood AND accepted!

Everyone is unique, do not be afraid of differences.

Don’t comment…just smile and try to show some compassion!

Some people look or act different. All people are human and deserve love.

I’m no different than you. My brain may work differently, and that’s okay.

Bear with me. I’m a bit quirky.

I may be different than you, but I am still just as valid.

Children with autism grow up too! It still affects us as adults…doesn’t just end.

I am different but not less.

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