Start A Petition

9 Truths You Don't Know About People With Autism But Should

Health & Wellness  (tags: Autism, autism spectrum, brain, differently wired, humans, society )

- 813 days ago -
Autism is not a disease. It's a differently wired brain. "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


We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Derek Richardson (192)
Monday April 3, 2017, 11:15 am
Noted with thanks Evelyn. xx

Peggy B (43)
Monday April 3, 2017, 11:16 am
Excellent article.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday April 3, 2017, 3:05 pm
Shared news article and analysis over social media to raise and spread awareness.

Freya H (345)
Monday April 3, 2017, 3:29 pm
Somebody gimme an AAAAAAAAAAYYMEN!!! I am a high-functioning autistic, and suffered abuse, bullying and discrimination because of my difference. Autism is not a disability, or a syndrome, or a disorder - it is a DIFFERENCE, a difference in viewing and experiencing the world, a difference in interacting with others. You do not overcome autism, you do not learn to live with it - you make it work for you. In the final analysis, my autism has been a blessing, not a curse.

Victoria P (110)
Monday April 3, 2017, 6:57 pm

Evelyn B (63)
Monday April 3, 2017, 11:50 pm
I find it depressing how many people are still "afraid" of autism - which is why I posted this. I'm glad you found the way to turn your autism into the blessing rather than allow the ignorant make it a curse, Freya. ***************** for sharing this with us.

Judy C (91)
Tuesday April 4, 2017, 12:10 am
This is some important, good information. People had better get used to individuals with autism, because there are more people than ever who are autistic. Basic respect is always the bottom line. Thanks Evelyn.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday April 4, 2017, 1:17 am
To put this into perspective, EVERY human being in the world has a form of "disability," the crux being that it's an aspect of our basic human behavior. . . . so anyone who thinks they are superior to another, perhaps because of their class position, their wealth, their flashy car or bank account, better get used to the fact that they're just as stupid as the next person. . . humans have tremendous potential and capacity for compassion and empathy, a lot just routinely abuse their potential due to their background, education and social conditioning.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Tuesday April 4, 2017, 11:35 am
Noted, Thanks

Barb D (48)
Wednesday April 5, 2017, 2:59 am
Noted. TY

. (0)
Wednesday April 5, 2017, 1:24 pm

Raleigh k (358)
Sunday April 9, 2017, 12:17 am
noted thanks

Dawnie W (250)
Sunday April 23, 2017, 4:34 am
❤️❤️Noted...❤️❤️Thank you...Evelyn❤️❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Health & Wellness

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.