Autism Quotes, Sayings about Autistic Children

Raising a child with autism is not about fixing them, it’s about supporting and loving them for who they are.

Parenting a child with autism is not just about overcoming obstacles, it’s about embracing their differences and celebrating their strengths.

Being the parent of a child with autism is not a challenge, it’s a journey of love and understanding.

Raising a child with autism is not a challenge, it’s an adventure that shapes me into a stronger and more compassionate mother.

Autism is not a diagnosis, it’s a way of life that deserves acceptance and understanding.

Autism: Where the randomness of life collides and clashes with an individuals need for the sameness.
– Eileen Miller

We cry, we scream, we hit out and break things. But still, we don’t want you to give up on us. Please, keep battling alongside us.
– Naoki Higashida

His autism isn’t contagious but his smile is.

Your child with autism has unlimited potential, just like everyone else.
– Dr. Temple Grandin

Why should I cry for not being an apple, when I was born an orange, I’d be crying for an illusion, I may as well cry for not being a horse.
– Donna Williams

Children with autism are colorful – they are often very beautiful and, like the rainbow, they stand out.
– Adele Devine

There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child CAN do, instead of what he cannot do.
– Temple Grandin

Some people with autism may not be able to speak or answer to their name, but they can still hear your words and feel your kindness.

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.

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

If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
Maya Angelou

To measure the success of our societies, we should examine how well those with different abilities, including persons with autism, are integrated as full and valued members.
– Ban Ki-moon

Let’s stop ‘tolerating’ or ‘accepting’ difference, as if we’re so much better for not being different in the first place. Instead, let’s celebrate difference, because in this world it takes a lot of guts to be different.
– Kate Bornstein

What I like to tell parents is that raising a child with autism is running a marathon. It’s not a sprint
– Dr. Brian Bowman

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