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7 Top Autism Myths & Misconceptions

7 Top Autism Myths & Misconceptions

1 in 59 children in the United States are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Due to this fact, the knowledge surrounding autism needs to grow.  However, there is an unfortunate amount of autism myths and misconceptions. As an autistic adult with three children on the spectrum, I have heard my fair share of questions about autism. While many of the questions are well-meaning, there are a few that still irks me. It is not the person asking that bothers me though. It's the fact that many of these beliefs are still out there. Some of the autism myths and…
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