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13 Autism Misconceptions

1. Is not treatable

2. Is solely genetic/hereditary

3. The numbers aren’t increasing, we are diagnosing younger, are more aware, are widening the definition and not institutionalizing as much

4. Aba or other therapies ‘cure’ autism

5. The only area of the body affected is the brain

6. Do not suffer from physical ailments

7. Are aggressive for no reason at all and there’s nothing you can do to remove that aggression

8. Those diagnosed non-verbal will never speak or be able to communicate

9. Are dumb/less intelligent/unable to understand

10. Have / show no feelings

11. Do not have an imagination

12. Are just bratty and looking for attention

13. Cannot grow up to be successful

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