Autism is NOT: 8 behaviors that are common stereotypes of “autism behaviors”

There are still so many misconceptions and misunderstandings around autism. These misunderstandings can cause a great deal of pain because they can perpetuate harmful stereotypes.

The following are a list of common misconceptions about what autism “is” but are not actually “autism behaviors.” They are simply human behaviors, some of which are behaviors found in NT individuals also! 

  • Lack of speech
  • Lack of eye contact
  • Behavior problems
  • Self-stim
  • Academic delays
  • Habits or rituals
  • Not liking other people
  • Wanting to be alone

(To learn more about what autism is, read through this series of articles.)

Watch the video below to listen to the webinar and don’t forget to share the infographic!

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