Autism Quotes, Sayings about Autistic Children

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

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

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

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

Autism. A condition of having more love than the average bear, but too deep in the forest, too far away to give that bear hug.

Submitted by: Lorraine on October 22, 2017
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I do not suffer from Autism, but I do suffer from the way you treat me.
– Tyler Durdin

Nobel prize-calibre geniuses often have certain core autistic features at their heart.
– Allan Snyder

I have autism. It is not a disorder or a disease. IGNORANCE is a disorder AND a disease. IT needs to be eradicated.
– Robert Moran

I don’t need autism awareness, Autism acceptance will do just fine.
– Jiheishou Daigakusha

One thing I’m learning about Autism, is that there is no right or wrong way of living with it.
– Danielle Burnett

Autism doesn’t have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else: They define themselves through hard work and individuality.
– Adrienne Bailon

I don’t care if you have the most helpful relatives in the world; if the cost of their help is that they drive you crazy, their help ain’t helpful.
– Bobbi Sheahan with Kathy DeOmelias

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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

Showing kindness towards those who are different and embracing our imperfections as proof of our humanness is the remedy for fear.
– Emma Zurcher

By separating the autism from the person, are we encouraging our patients’ family members to love an imagined nonautistic child that was never born, forgetting about the real person who exists in front of us.
– Christina Nicolaidis

Autism is as much a part of humanity as is the capacity to dream.
– Kathleen Seidel

Do not fear people with Autism, embrace them. Do not spite people with Autism, unite them. Do not deny people with Autism, accept them for then their abilities will shine.
– Paul Isaacs

Don’t think that there’s a different, better child ‘hiding’ behind the autism. This is your child. Love the child in front of you. Encourage his strengths, celebrate his quirks, and improve his weaknesses, the way you would with any child. You may have to work harder on some of this, but that’s the goal.
– Claire Scovell LaZebnik

Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re destroying the peg.-
– Paul Collins

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

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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

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