There are so many mis-conceptions about Autism. We all know how hurtful it is to find out someone assumed something about you based on something they saw, heard, or interpreted. Why would be any different for a person with Autism?
One serious mis-conception is that people with Autism are mentally retarded. The video below is one I have shared often, and I will share it for years to come because of the impact it has on peoples' view of those with Autism. Please take the 10 minutes to watch it...you will forever have a changed idea of Autism.
Carly's story is so amazing, and I hope you took the time to watch the video.
Carly's Dad said something so important in the video; he said he was horrified that all the years leading up to Carly being able to communicate, they talked about her like she wasn't there. What a terrible regret as her father, but think of how Carly felt all those years?
There are some children on the spectrum who seem more functioning than others. But regardless, being treated like a real person, not just something taking up space in a room, will give an individual with Autism the chance to shine. And I think you may be surprised by their light.
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