10 things parents of autistic kids wish you knew | Autism SpeaksAugust 22, 2018
On Facebook, we asked parents what they want others to know about their children on the autism spectrum. Here are some their answers:
Just because they are nonverbal doesn’t mean they can’t hear and understand what is being said to them and around them. ~Donna R.
I hate the phrase 'He doesn't look like there is anything wrong with him.' Yes my son looks normal on the outside, but his brain doesn't process things like everyone else. ~Misty D.
I wish people understood that there is way more to these individuals than what you see. They are truly amazing with their own talents and a thinking process that is sometimes beyond what you can believe for anyone! ~Taleasa B.
Embrace their unique minds. They are amazing. Sherri G.
One child’s autism changes throughout their life. My son needs different supports and a different approach as a teen, than he did in grade school. ~Serese C.
It's not one fits all. I have two autistic boys and they are completely different. ~Amanda F.
I'm so tired of explaining that autism doesn't have 'a look.' ~Jennifer W.
They’re allowed to experience the world too, on their own terms just like you’re NT child, so they can learn and grow as well. ~Liz G.
The spectrum is incredibly diverse! ~Andel W.
He's not behaving this way because he's bad or defiant. ~Tracey R.