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Autism Myths and Frequently Asked Questions

Autism Myths

  • Autism is a result of bad parenting or refrigerator moms.

  • Individuals with autism have no sense of humor.

  • Autistic people have no empathy or lack feelings.

  • Individuals with autism do not want to communicate.

  • Individuals on the autism spectrum who are non-verbal are intellectually disabled.

  • Most autistic people are autistic savants like Dustin Hoffman’s character in the movie, Rain Man.

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