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50 Inspiring Quotes About Autism

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What is autism?

Autism is also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), defining a wide range of conditions characterized by challenges with nonverbal communication, speech, social skills, and repetitive behaviors. People with this condition might repeat certain behaviors, and it is difficult for them to change in their daily activities. 

These quotes on autism are motivational enough to empower people dealing with this condition. Autism awareness is needed to provide a better platform for people with autism.

Read the Autism Quotes given below

Autism can make people act differently, but they are not less. They should be treated the same way we treat others – with kindness.

“If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” – Dr. Stephen Shore.

“Low-pitched notes really make me feel like love might be truly possible. High-pitched notes make me feel like I could go crazy with pain and sadness. Great rhythms can make me feel like life is freedom.” – Jeremy Sicile-Kira

“The teacher must have to become autistic.” – Hans Asperger

Within every child is a connection to one form or another and a potential waiting to be fulfilled.” – Dr. Stephen Mark Shore

Autism Quotes

“Humane storytelling is the way to advance society’s understanding of #Autism as it has the potential to change people’s hearts and minds.” – Tom Clements

“I’ve listened enough. It’s time for me to speak, however, it may sound. Through an electronic device, my hands, or my mouth. Now it’s your time to listen. Are you ready?” – Neal Katz

“The experience of many of us is not that ‘insistence on sameness’ jumps out unbidden and unwanted and makes our lives hard, but that ‘insistence on sameness’ is actually a way of adapting to a confusing and chaotic environment . . . ” – Dora Raymaker

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” – Frank Zappa

Autism Quotes

“Showing kindness towards those who are different and embracing our imperfections as proof of our humanness is the remedy for fear.” – Emma Zurcher

“Truly I dreamt that my beautiful mom told others my secret about life. Nicely the secret was very easy to say but harder to do. The secret is: believe in your child and believe in yourself.” – Jeremy Sicile-Kira

As an autistic, I can readily see environmental phenomena of sun particles interacting with moisture in the air and rising up from the ground. I thought of these things I could see as sun sparkles and world tails.” – Judy Endow

Autism Quotes

“This is a FOREVER journey with this creative, funny, highly intelligent, aggressive, impulsive, nonsocial, behavioral, oftentimes loving individual. The nurse said to me after 6 hours with him ‘He is a gift’ INDEED he is.” – Janet Frenchette Heldt

“Let’s give people with autism more opportunities to demonstrate what they feel, what they imagine, what comes naturally to them through humor and the language of sensory experience. As we learn more about autism, let’s not forget to learn from those with autism. There are poets walking among you and they have much to teach.” – Chris Martin

“It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential.” – Hans Asperger

Autism doesn’t have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else: they define themselves through hard work and individuality.” – Adrienne Bailon

Autism Quotes

“I am different, not less” – Dr. Temple Grandin

“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.” – Dr. Temple Grandin

“Nowhere am I so desperately needed as among a shipload of illogical humans.” – Mr. Spock

Autism is about having a pure heart and being very sensitive. It is about finding a way to survive in an overwhelming, confusing world . . . It is about developing differently, in a different pace and with different leaps.” – Trisha Van Berkel

Autism Quotes

“As soon as a child is capable of understanding, they will know they are different. Just as a diabetic needs insulin, an autistic child needs accommodations . . . The label gave me knowledge and self-awareness.” – Steve Andrews

“Autism is here to stay and may be considered a part of the diversity of the human gene pool.” – Dr. Stephen Shore

“It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village.” – Coach Elaine Hall

Autism . . . offers a chance for us to glimpse an awe-filled vision of the world that might otherwise pass us by.” – Dr. Colin Zimbleman

Autism Quotes

“A person with autism hears every sound intensely magnified. Thus, if the tone of voice is harsh or strict, they will feel scared and threatened and, consequently, may inadvertently scream or even attack. Aggressive behavior is brought on by fear.”  – Joao Carlos Costa

“To measure the success of our societies, we should examine how well those with different abilities, including persons with autism, are integrated as full and valued members.” – Ban Ki-Moon

“The difference between high-functioning autism and low-functioning is that high-functioning means your deficits are ignored, and low-functioning means your assets are ignored.” – Laura Tisoncik

 Behavior is communication. Change the environment and behaviors will change.” – Lana David

Autism Quotes

“It took a while to recognize my freedom from cultural conditioning as a high-value benefit that supports my up spiral of independent sovereignty.” – Steve Staniek

Rather than healing our child of his developmental disability, God healed me of my spiritual disability.” – Diane Dokko

 Autism Quotes

“Since understanding and accommodation ​are outside of our locus of control​,​ we can focus on our own coping mechanisms. This allows us to experience and process much more information and see patterns before others.” – Joe Biel

“Be thankful for autism. God shines brightest in weakness, and it comes with strengths that enable us to fill certain job roles better than others would (a talent, if you will).” – Peter Lantz

When a family focuses on ability instead of disability, all things are possible . . . Love and acceptance is key. We need to interact with those with autism by taking an interest in their interests.” – Amanda Rae Ross

Autism Quotes

“Even for parents of children that are not on the spectrum, there is no such thing as a normal child.” – Violet Stevens

“When enough people care about autism or diabetes or global warming, it helps everyone, even if only a tiny fraction actively participate.” – Seth Godin

“Empowering your young person is the key to giving them the skills they need to live an independent life. If you do things for them that they could learn or even do for themselves by themselves, then you are DISEMPOWERING your young person.” – Tom Iland

“Mild autism doesn’t mean one experiences autism mildly . . . It means YOU experience their autism mildy. You may not know how hard they’ve had to work to get to the level they are.” – Adam Walton

“If you were to get rid of all the autism genetics, there would be no more Silicon Valley.”- Dr. Temple Grandin

Autism Quotes

“Rigid academic and social expectations could wind up stifling a mind that, while it might struggle to conjugate a verb, could one day take us to distant stars.” – Temple Grandin

“We can use Asperger’s as a super power if we focus.” – Daniel M. Jones

“Blue sky may be beautiful but lighting the tall buildings blue is autism-awareness.” – Tito Mukhopa

“Connection is what moves this world forward. Connection is a profound human experience.” – Jenny Palmiottdhyay

“I looked up to the stars and wondered which one I was from.” – James McCue

Why should I cry for not being an apple, when I was born an orange, I’d be crying for an illusion, I may as well cry for not being a horse.” – Donna Williams

Autism Quotes

“Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.” – Eileen Miller

“Autism makes you listen louder. It makes you pay attention on an emotional level as well as an intellectual level.” – Jace King

“Autism is as much a part of humanity as is the capacity to dream.” – Kathleen Seidel

“I see people with Asperger’s syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life.” – Tony Attwood

Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re destroying the peg.” – Paul Collins

Autism Quotes

“We need to embrace those who are different and the bullies need to be the ones who get off the bus.” – Caren Zucker

“Disability doesn’t make you exceptional, but questioning what you think you know about it does.” – Stella Young

Autism is not a disability, it’s a different ability.” – Let’s be aware of autism and change our perception about this different ability. We hope that these quotes on autism inspired you to think differently and act kindly with people living with autism.

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Prachi Pant
A proud daughter, sister, and writer who loves poetry and can scribble rhymes. Coffee keeps me going, and so does my work.

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