Autism Myths

Autism is a type of complicated developmental disability that causes troubles with societal relations and contact. Indications typically start by age three and can cause interruptions or problems in many diverse skills that build up from childhood to maturity. Autism hinders a child’s ability to communicate with other people because of the difference in the development pace of a person with autism and a normal developing baby.

A person with autism may be a few years behind when it comes to maturity. Because of this people with autism usually develop inter and intra-personal skills very late in their life and in some cases never.

People with autism can also experience difficulties exacting their messages, talking to people, and expressing their thoughts.

In older times, people with autism were said to be the manifestation of the sins of the family. That meant deformities affiliated with autism were a very powerful stigma. This is the reason why families traditionally kept people with autism from plain view of the public because of the possible dishonor and the shame that befell them back then.

But in modern times, people have begun to realize the importance of understanding things that baffle and elude us. People who were called heretics and blasphemers for their quests for answers are now the same people we look up to for guidance and knowledge. Studies and researches have been undertaken in the past few decades that may have some light to shed on people with autism. So far some of the breakthrough knowledge researchers and experts have managed to come up with is a table that separates fact from fiction when it comes to autism.


Here are a couple of the myths and the facts that are helpful in understanding people with autism:

Myth number 1: Autistic people are the same in all aspects and ways.

Fact: The only thing that people with autism have in common is the difficulty in communication. Everything else is a myth. Though they may have the same problem, autistic people develop different personalities, emotions, and gestures that make them different from one another.

Myth number 2: Autistic people are emotionless rocks.

Fact: Contrary to popular belief, people with Autism are actually some of the most emotion filled people you will ever encounter. They can express love and are surprisingly sweet and very empathic.

Myth number 3: People with autism are different so they should be treated differently.

Fact: People with autism are not so different from you and me. They can also build relationships, marry, have children, achieve great things and do everything that a normal person can do. The only difference is that they see the world as their beautiful playground and they see life through a different set of lenses.