Best Autism Quotes : Autism Sayings In Life

These Autism quotes will inspire you. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Autism quotes, Autism sayings, and Autism proverbs.

Famous Autism Quotes

  1. “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  2. “Autism is not a disability, it’s a different ability.” ~ Stuart Duncan
  3. “People on the autism spectrum don’t think the same way you do. In my life, people who made a difference were those who didn’t see labels, who believed in building on what was there. These were people who didn’t try to drag me into their world, but came into mine instead.” ~ Temple Grandin
  4. “Autism, like a rainbow, has a bright side and a dark side and even though it can mean rough weather, it can be beautiful!” ~ Stuart Duncan

  5. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~ Albert Einstein
  6. “I am different, not less” ~ Temple Grandin
  7. “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” ~ Stephen Shore
  8. “I do not suffer from Autism, but I do suffer from the way you treat me.” ~ Brad Pitt

  9. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~ Xunzi
  10. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ~ Mark Twain
  11. “One of the hardest things for a person with autism to do is believe in themselves. But autistics have every right to be as proud as anyone.” ~ Stuart Duncan
  12. “Hope is the greatest thing for moms of autism. Hope is what gets us out of bed in the morning. I’m on a mission to tell parents that there is a way.” ~ Jenny McCarthy , Autism quotes for moms
  13. “I know of nobody who is purely autistic, or purely neurotypical. Even God has some autistic moments, which is why the planets spin.” ~ Jerry Newport

  14. “Don’t think that there’s a different, better child ‘hiding’ behind the autism. This is your child. Love the child in front of you. Encourage his strengths, celebrate his quirks, and improve his weaknesses, the way you would with any child.” ~ Claire LaZebnik
  15. “I’m a visual thinker, not a language-based thinker. My brain is like Google Images.” ~ Temple Grandin
  16. “I’ve learned that every human being, with or without disabilities, needs to strive to do their best, and by striving for happiness you will arrive at happiness. For us, you see, having autism is normal-so we can’t know for sure what your ‘normal’ is even like. But so long as we can learn to love ourselves, I’m not sure how much it matters whether we’re normal or autistic.” ~ Naoki Higashida
  17. “Not everything that steps out of line, and thus “abnormal”, must necessarily be “inferior”.” ~ Hans Asperger

  18. “Sometimes people say that kids with autism aren’t capable of love. That’s ridiculous. My son loves deeply. He’s just doesn’t communicate well.” ~ Claire LaZebnik , Autism quotes for son
  19. “Children with special needs inspire a very, very special love.” ~ Sarah Palin
  20. “I walk slowly, but never backwards.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  21. “Autism is defined by looking at behaviors. And everybody looks at behaviors differently.” ~ John Donvan

  22. “Autism isn’t something a person has, or a shell that a person is trapped inside. There’s no normal child hidden behind the autism. Autism is a way of being. It is pervasive; it colors every experience, every sensation, perception, thought, emotion, and encounter – every aspect of existence. It is not possible to separate the autism from the person – and if it were possible, the person you’d have left would not be the same person you started with.” ~ Jim Sinclair
  23. “If I could snap my fingers and be nonautistic, I would not. Autism is part of what I am.” ~ Temple Grandin
  24. “If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.” ~ Ole Ivar Lovaas
  25. “Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did – that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that – a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.” ~ Debra Ginsberg , Autism quotes for parents
  26. “Autism is part of who I am.” ~ Temple Grandin

  27. “What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done.” ~ Temple Grandin
  28. “Mild autism can give you a genius like Einstein. If you have severe autism, you could remain nonverbal. You don’t want people to be on the severe end of the spectrum. But if you got rid of all the autism genetics, you wouldn’t have science or art. All you would have is a bunch of social ‘yak yaks.'” ~ Temple Grandin
  29. “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” ~ Frank Zappa
  30. “Normal’ is a dryer setting.” ~ Elizabeth Moon

  31. “Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in our nation.” ~ Mary Bono
  32. “Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.” ~ Franz Kafka
  33. “If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple.” ~ Temple Grandin
  34. “It does not matter what sixty-six percent of people do in any particular situation. All that matters is what you do.” ~ John Elder Robison
  35. “It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential.” ~ Hans Asperger

  36. “Normal people have an incredible lack of empathy. They have good emotional empathy, but they don’t have much empathy for the autistic kid who is screaming at the baseball game because he can’t stand the sensory overload. Or the autistic kid having a meltdown in the school cafeteria because there’s too much stimulation.” ~ Temple Grandin
  37. “There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can’t compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of shrinks . . . to get back diagnoses that help explain away the deficiencies of their junior morons. I don’t give a [bleep] what these crackerjack whack jobs tell you – yer kid is NOT autistic. He’s just stupid. Or lazy. Or both.” ~ Denis Leary
  38. “I’ll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act out. That’s what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they’re silent? They don’t have a father around to tell them, ‘Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don’t sit there crying and screaming, idiot.'” ~ Michael Savage
  39. “I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.” ~ Frank Zappa

  40. “Autism is an extremely variable disorder.” ~ Temple Grandin
  41. “Asperger’s syndrome has probably been an important and valuable characteristic of our species throughout evolution.” ~ Tony Attwood
  42. “I decided to study special education and fell in love with working with individuals with autism. That’s what I planned to do with my life.” ~ Clay Aiken
  43. “I am also a believer in an integrated treatment approach to autism.” ~ Temple Grandin

  44. “In an ideal world the scientist should find a method to prevent the most severe forms of autism but allow the milder forms to survive. After all, the really social people did not invent the first stone spear. It was probably invented by an Aspie who chipped away at rocks while the other people socialized around the campfire. Without autism traits we might still be living in caves.” ~ Temple Grandin
  45. “I have a condition called Aspergers Syndrome, which is like a mild form of autism It means I don’t interact properly in certain social situations.” ~ Gary Numan
  46. “There’s a saying within the Asperger community: if you’ve met one person with Asperger’s syndrome, you’ve met one person with Asperger’s syndrome … Within this condition, beneath this label, the variety of personality, of humor, of behavior, is infinite.” ~ Hugh Dancy
  47. “If you give us a safe vaccine, we’ll use it. It shouldn’t be polio versus autism.” ~ Jenny McCarthy

  48. “I have two young children with autism. What could they have ever done to deserve that? What kind of a God allows the innocent to suffer? It’s a mystery. Yet still, I believe in God.” ~ Fred Melamed
  49. “I see people with Asperger’s syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life.” ~ Tony Attwood
  50. “Research demonstrates that autistic traits are distributed into the non-autistic population; some people have more of them, some have fewer. History suggests that many individuals whom we would today diagnose as autistic – some severely so – contributed profoundly to our art, our math, our science, and our literature.” ~ Morton Ann Gernsbacher
  51. “The most important thing people did for me was to expose me to new things.” ~ Temple Grandin

  52. “If you ask 99.9 percent of parents who have children with autism if we’d rather have the measles versus autism, we’d sign up for the measles.” ~ Jenny McCarthy
  53. “When you take a drug to treat high blood pressure or diabetes, you have an objective test to measure blood pressure and the amount of sugar in the blood. It is straightforward. With autism, you are looking for changes in behavior.” ~ Temple Grandin
  54. “One out of six women are toxic with mercury. Mercury comes out of coal plants and chlorine plants. I am toxic, I deal with symptoms, children are born with, you know, autism – there is an epidemic in this country. This is like, the air that we breath.” ~ Daphne Zuniga
  55. “I look at autism like a bus accident, and you don’t become cured from a bus accident, but you can recover.” ~ Jenny McCarthy

  56. “Autism does exist on a spectrum, and there are so many manifestations of it, so many kinds of expressions of it. And every case is particular.” ~ Claire Danes
  57. “I like it that order exists somewhere even if it shatters near me.” ~ Elizabeth Moon
  58. “Without intervention today, the cost of care for adults with autism will be significantly greater and the burden will no longer lie with the parents, but on our entire society.” ~ Jenny McCarthy
  59. “This is a world of action, and not moping and droning in.” ~ Charles Dickens

  60. “And now I know it is perfectly natural for me not to look at someone when I talk. Those of us with Asperger’s are just not comfortable doing it. In fact, I don’t really understand why it’s considered normal to stare at someone’s eyeballs.” ~ John Elder Robison
  61. “I hope everyone can examine what is the most important relationship in life – the relationship between parent and child.” ~ Jet Li
  62. “This is what we know, when you tell us of your fondest hopes and dreams for us: that your greatest wish is that one day we will cease to be, and strangers you can love will move in behind our faces.” ~ Jim Sinclair
  63. “Nobel prize-calibre geniuses often have certain core autistic features at their heart.” ~ Allan Snyder

  64. “The important thing is to bring people with Parkinson’s into our world and for the public to have a real understanding of it, as they’re beginning to have with autism.” ~ Helen Mirren
  65. “If you have autism in the family history, you still vaccinate. Delay it a bit, space them out.” ~ Temple Grandin

Autism is associated with a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

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