Challenging popular myths about autism | The Autism News
Myth #1: All autistic people are nonverbal and low functioning.
Myth #2: Autism is a mental illness.
Myth #3: Autistic people lack empathy.
Myth #4: Autistic people are antisocial.
Myth #5: Autistic people don’t make eye contact because they don’t care about what people have to say.
Myth #6: Autistic people can’t have families of their own.
Myth #7: Autistic people are puzzles with pieces missing.
Myth #8: Autistic people have low intelligence.
Myth #9: Autistic people do not enjoy life.
Myth #10: Autism is a disease in need of a cure.