Myths and Facts about Autism and Asperger
- Children with Autism Never Make Eye Contact?
- Inside a Autistic Child is a Genius?
- Autistic Children Do Not Talk?
- Children with Autism Can't Show Affection?
- Autism can be Outgrown?
- Children with Autism cannot Learn?
- Autism is Rare?
- Asperger Syndrome is Caused by Poor Parenting?
- People with Asperger Syndrome Lack Imagination?
- Autistic People are all Alike?
- Autistic People Don't Build Relationships?
- Autistic People are a Danger to Society?
Most children with Austim will exhibit significant delays in some areas of
mental processing and a percentage exhibit above normal intelligence.
This can be difficult for most Autistic children but not in all.
FALSE. Autism is a lifelong condition but with help Autistic people can lead
productive and happy lives.
FALSE. It can just take a little time to figure out the best way to teach
FALSE. Asperger syndrome is believed to be caused by a Genetic
FALSE. People with Asperger Syndrome typically possess vivid,
creative and unique imaginations just look at the famous people with the
Satoshi Tajiri the Creator of POKEMON or even Hans Christian Anderson a
famous Author of children's stories such as 'The Little Mermaid'
FALSE. Everyone is different but there are some common problems with things such
as difficulty with social communications.
FALSE. Ok it's unlikely an Autistic child might be a very popular social person
but it is very likely they will have a solid relationships with people with
shared intrests. Plenty of Autistic
people who marry will have good solid relationships.
FALSE. Autistic people are not dangerous but some may exhibit violent behaviors but these are almost always caused by
frustration, physical or sensory overload and its very rare they act
violently out of malice.
1 in 150 individuals has a Autism spectrum
Autism is a form of autistic spectrum disorder or ASD.
Other forms of ASD include Asperger syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative
Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder.
80% of all individuals with Autism learn to talk.
Each person with autism is a unique individual with special
talents and gifts.
Children and adults with autistic spectrum
disorders have difficulties with everyday social interaction.
People with Autism are often keen to make friends but due
to their disability find this difficult. Their ability to develop friendships is
generally limited as is their capacity to understand other people emotional
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability with NO cure.
Some people with autistic spectrum disorders
have accompanying learning disabilities but everyone with the condition
shares a difficulty in making sense of the world
People with Autism who have an extraordinary talent are
referred to as 'Autistic Savants'.
only about 0.06% of Autistic people are 'Autistic Savants'.