Autism quotes (list)

In this brief guide we have curated a list of autism quotes which we feel may be able to help you if you are suffering from autism or know anyone who is suffering from autism

Autism quotes

Quotes about autism:” If you’ve met one individual with autism, you’ve met one individual with autism.”

Quotes about autism:“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

Quotes about autism: “Autism is not contagious, but my smile is.”

Quotes about autism: “Nobel prize-calibre geniuses often have certain core autistic features at their heart.” – Allan Snyder

Quotes about autism: “It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential.” — Hans Asperger

Quotes about autism:  “ No, autism is not a ‘gift’. For most, it is an endless fight against schools, workplaces and bullies. But, under the right circumstances, given the right adjustments, it CAN be a superpower – Greta Thunberg: Nobel Peace Prize Nominee  “

Autism quotes

Quotes about autism:“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

Quotes about autism: “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, author

Quotes about autism: “ I know we’re not supposed to judge people by their appearances. But people tend to make exceptions for autistic people. I know this because whenever you tell me I “don’t look autistic”, what you’re saying is I’m not matching your expectations of what an autistic person is supposed to look like – Chris Bonnello “

Quotes about autism:  “ Avoiding eye contact is one of the things I find myself automatically doing to minimize the quantity of incoming sensory information. – Judy Endow  “

Quotes about autism:   “  My fear is that if I don’t mask, push through & show how capable I am, I won’t be offered opportunities in the future or be valued the same. – Emily Swiatek “

Quotes about autism:  “This crusade to fix herself was ending right now. She wasn’t broken. She saw and interacted with the world in a different way, but that was her. She could change her actions, change her words, change her appearance, but she couldn’t change the root of herself. At her core, she would always be autistic. People called it a disorder, but it didn’t feel like one. To her, it was simply the way she was.”

― Helen Hoang, The Kiss Quotient

Autism quotes

Quotes about autism: “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, Artist

Quotes about autism: “Autistic people are individuals. We are not all maths geniuses, we don’t all like trains. I am hopeless with technology and much prefer painting. There is no ‘typical Autistic.’ But I think we probably all like being respected and validated.” — Jeanette Purkis

Quotes about autism:  “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  “

Quotes about autism: “But the Beast was a good person…the Prince looked on the outside the way the Beast was on the inside. Sometimes people couldn’t see the inside of the person unless they like the outside of a person. Because they hadn’t learned to hear the music yet.”

― Karen Kingsbury, Unlocked

Quotes about autism: “Autistic people often have skills that are vital to any business, yet only 16% of autistic adults in the UK are in full-time-employment, despite over three quarters wanting to work. Thankfully, progress is being made – Richard Branson: Super Rich Guy  “

Quotes about autism: “It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential.”

-Hans Asperger

Autism quotes

Quotes about autism: “The gut is the seat of all feeling. Polluting the gut not only cripples your immune system, but also destroys your sense of empathy, the ability to identify with other humans. Bad bacteria in the gut creates neurological issues. Autism can be cured by detoxifying the bellies of young children. People who think that feelings come from the heart are wrong. The gut is where you feel the loss of a loved one first. It’s where you feel pain and a heavy bulk of your emotions. It’s the central base of your entire immune system. If your gut is loaded with negative bacteria, it affects your mind. Your heart is the seat of your conscience. If your mind is corrupted, it affects your conscience. The heart is the Sun. The gut is the Moon. The pineal gland is Neptune, and your brain and nervous system (5 senses) are Mercury. What affects the moon or sun affects the entire universe within. So, if you poison the gut, it affects your entire nervous system, your sense of reasoning, and your senses.”

― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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

-Seth Godin

Quotes about autism: “I don’t really understand why it’s considered normal to stare into someone’s eyeballs.” — John Elder Robison

Quotes about autism:  “While autism’s embodied pathology is understood to be certain, its etiological origins remain unknown. Because of this unknown origin, all bodies are understood as potentially disordered. The mother, who was not so long ago under surveillance and scrutiny, must now adopt the paternalistic position of surveiller—she must watch her children and look for bodily manifestations or signs of disorder and seek biomedical intervention. This, of course, does not free the mother completely from being herself an object of scrutiny.”

― Anne McGuire, War on Autism: On the Cultural Logic of Normative Violence

Quotes about autism:  “ Autism is a neurological disorder. It’s not caused by bad parenting. It’s caused by, you know, abnormal development in the brain. The emotional circuits in the brain are abnormal. And there also are differences in the white matter, which is the brain’s computer cables that hook up the different brain departments. Temple Grandin

Quotes about autism:   “ Vaccines don’t cause autism. Vaccines, instead, prevent disease. Vaccines have wiped out a score of formerly deadly childhood diseases. Vaccine skepticism has helped to bring some of those diseases back from near extinction. Alex Pareene


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Autism quotes

Quotes about autism: “Whether the autistic subject is inscribed as ‘nearly’ developed or ‘under’ developed, developmental discourses always situate the autistic subject as partially developed and thus not fully human. […] Developmentalist discourses frame the autistic subject in need of advocacy as a kind of development project, the autistic body becomes understood as ‘develop-able.’ The autistic is, in other words, framed as one who needs to be taught humanness.”

― Anne McGuire, War on Autism: On the Cultural Logic of Normative Violence

Quotes about autism: “Your child, too, will one day be an adult. For them to live life with the same degree of independence as neurotypical offspring might be difficult, but one day your child-rearing, child-minding days will come to an end. Parents grow older until they can no longer look after their adult children. The period in which we are together as parents and child is finite. So please, while the child still is a child, and while you’re still around to do so, support them well. Laugh together and share your stories. You won’t be revisiting these years. Value them.”

― Naoki Higashida, Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man’s Voice from the Silence of Autism

Quotes about autism: “Julian had heard stories-whispers really-of other Shadowhunter children who thought or felt differently. Who had trouble focusing. Who claimed letters rearranged themselves on the page when they tried to read them. Who fell prey to dark sadnesses that seemed to have no reason, or fits of energy they couldn’t control.

Whispers were all there were, though, because the Clave hated to admit that Nephilim like that existed. They were disappeared into the ‘dregs’ portion of the Academy, trained to stay out of the way of other Shadowhunters. Sent to the far corners of the globe like shameful secrets to be hidden. There were no words to describe Shadowhunters whose minds were shaped differently, no real words to describe differences at all.

Because if there were words, Julian thought, there would have to be acknowledgement. And there were things the Clave refused to acknowledge.”

― Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight

Quotes about autism: “ The thing is I don’t think in a language, and animals don’t think in a language. It’s sensory based thinking, thinking in pictures, thinking in smells, thinking in touches. It’s putting these sensory based memories into categories. – Temple Grandin “

Quotes about autism:  “For autistic individuals to succeed in this world, they need to find their strengths and the people that will help them get to their hopes and dreams. In order to do so, ability to make and keep friends is a must. Among those friends, there must be mentors to show them the way. A supportive environment where they can learn from their mistakes is what we as a society needs to create for them.” – Bill Wong, Autistic Occupational Therapist

Quotes about autism: “I didn’t cry out and I didn’t weep when I was told that my son Henri was a prisoner in his own world, when it was confirmed that he is one of those children who don’t hear us, don’t speak to us, even though they’re neither deaf nor mute. He is also one of those children we must love from a distance, neither touching, nor kissing, not smiling at them because every one of their senses would be assaulted by the odour of our skin, by the intensity of our voices, the texture of our hair, the throbbing of our hearts. Probably he’ll never call me maman lovingly, even if he can pronounce the world poire with all the roundness and sensuality of the oi sound. He will never understand why I cried when he smiled for the first time. He won’t know that, thanks to him, every spark of joy has become a blessing and that I will keep waging war against autism, even if I know already that it’s invincible. Already, I am defeated, stripped bare, beaten down.”

― Kim Thúy

Autism quotes

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

Quotes about autism: “Years before doctors informed me of my high-functioning autism and the disconnect it causes between person and language, I had to figure out the world as best I could. I was a misfit. The world was made up of words. But I thought and felt and sometimes dreamed in a private language of numbers.” – Daniel Tammett

Quotes about autism:  “I look at autism like a bus accident, and you don’t become cured from a bus accident, but you can recover.” — Jenny McCarthy

Quotes about autism: “  autism doesn’t necessarily present the same way in boys as it does in girls, but that doesn’t make it any less real – Anonymous: Fellow Autist “

Quotes about autism:  “ I’m proud to be autistic and on the rainbow spectrum! Our honesty, direct focus, intense love for our passions and deep sense of injustice are traits that the world needs right now – Dara McAnulty: Autism Advocate  “

Quotes about autism:    “  I would urge the public to show their support this week, to educate themselves on what it means to be autistic- the daily challenges people living with autism face and how that impacts on their ability to do things most people take for granted. By doing so, together we can build a more understanding and inclusive society that works for everyone –

Mark H Durkan: Politician “

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In this brief guide we have  curated a list of autism quotes which we hope will have helped you get a better view of autism from the eyes of sufferers and their carers.

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