Autism Awarness

The misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Don't judge me.

There are numerous misconceptions about autism in today's society. Everyday people who suffer from ASD have to live with all of the stereotypes that are associated with Autism. Hopefully, this flyer will rid of most myths and misconceptions, so that in the future, people with autism won't have to worry about being judged by others.

Some of the most common misconceptions associated with ASD

Misconceptions= ~ Truths= *


~ Autistic people are all alike

* Autistic people are as different from one another as they could be. The only elements that ALL autistic people seem to have in common are unusual difficulty with social communication.



~ Autistic People Don't Have Feelings

* Many , in fact, most autistic people are extremely capable of feeling and expressing different emotions! In fact, many autistic people are far more emotional than the average person, though they may express their feelings in unusual ways.



~ You shouldn’t expect much of an autistic person.

*Autistic individuals can achieve great things. They are often the creative innovators in our world because they see the world through a different lens.



~ All Autistic People Are Savants

* It is true that a relatively few autistic people are “savants.” These individuals have what are called “splinter skills” which relate only to one or two areas of extraordinary ability. By far the majority of autistic people, have ordinary or even less-than-ordinary skill sets.



~Autism can be cured

* There is actually no cure for Autism, although,there are therapies and behavioral interventions which are designed to help treat specific forms of ASD




quotes

''Autism is not a disease so don't try to cure me, try to understand me''- Unknown


“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid” -Einstein.


Autism Awareness Day

Tuesday, April 2nd, 12am

Everywhere

Thank you for listening, we appreciate your time, and we hope that you have all learned a valuable lesson!

By : Akasham Rajagopaul, Kassy Nolet, Chelsea Toews, and Spencer Theal