As parents of children with autism, autistic individuals, or professionals that work in the autism field, we have all undoubtedly heard of one or more of the following autism myths:
- Refrigerator mothers
- Autism = intellectual disability
- Autistics can’t show empathy
- Everyone with autism is nonverbal
Helping to dispel these myths is an important part of raising autism awareness.
As autism spectrum disorder prevalence has gone from 1 in 150 to 1 in 100 children in the United States, age-old myths about autism continue to prevail.
Read more: Dispelling Common Autism Myths