Autism Quotes, Sayings about Autistic Children

Autism is not a choice. Acceptance is. Imagine if the opposite was true.
– Stuart Duncan

Autism, like a rainbow, has a bright side and a dark side and even though it can mean rough weather, it can be beautiful.
– Stuart Duncan

Autism is not a disability, it’s a different ability.
– Stuart Duncan

If you can’t see the gift in having a child with autism, you’re focusing too much on the autism and not enough on the child.
– Stuart Duncan

One of the hardest things for a person with autism to do is believe in themselves. But autistics have every right to be as proud as anyone.
– Stuart Duncan

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Albert Einstein

A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
– Agatha Christie

Within every living child exists the most precious bud of self-identity. To search this out and foster it with loving care; that is the essence of educating an autistic child.
– Dr. Kiyo Kitahara

There tends to be a lot of autism around the tech centers… when you concentrate the geeks, you’re concentrating the autism genetics.
– Temple Grandin

The most important thing people did for me was to expose me to new things.
– Temple Grandin


If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.
– Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas

If I did not have my work, I would not have my life.
– Temple Grandin

We have got to work on keeping these children engaged with the world.
– Temple Grandin

I strongly recommend that students with autism get involved in special interest clubs in some of the areas they naturally excel at. Being with people who share your interests makes socializing easier.
– Temple Grandin

I had people in my life who didn’t give up on me: my mother, my aunt, my science teacher. I had one-on-one speech therapy. I had a nanny who spent all day playing turn-taking games with me.
– Temple Grandin

Autism is not contagious, but my smile is.

Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew:

Patience. Patience. Patience. Work to view my autism as a different ability rather than a disability. Look past what you may see as limitations and see the gifts autism has given me. It may be true that I’m not good at eye contact or conversation, but have you noticed that I don’t lie, cheat at games, tattle on my classmates or pass judgment on other people? Also true that I probably won’t be the next Michael Jordan. But with my attention to fine detail and capacity for extraordinary focus, I might be the next Einstein. Or Mozart. Or Van Gogh.


Autism has touched our lives in innumerable ways. It’s made us kinder, more tolerant and changed how we see the world.

Normal is just a dryer setting.
– Patsy Clairmont

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