100 Best Autism Quotes For The Parents

Many great people are conducting researches and writing books on autism as a part of their study and research. The autism quotes are extracted from the deduction of the writings of the famous writers on autism. Some of these autism quotes have been using for the inspiration of the parents of the autistic individuals. Here I would like to mention some of the best autism quotes of the different famous writers. These inspirational autism quotes will help the parents of the autistic children to learn many important things for the betterment of their children.

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Adele Devine

“Children with autism are colorful, – they are often very beautiful and, like the rainbow, they stand out.”-Adele Devine, Author, Speaker, and Teacher

“Adopting our own perception, following rather than leading and building bridges are all keys to helping the child with autism learn.”-Adele Devine

“We know that children with autism like order, that they often very visual and that they can be quite literal. They deserve beautiful resources and symbols that make sense.”-Adele Devine

“When teaching children with autism we must be quick to adopt, follow our instinct and go off plan.”-Adele Devine

“[So-called] Mild autism doesn’t mean one experiences autism mildly… It means YOU experience their autism mildly. You may not know how hard they’ve had to work to get to the level they are.”-Adam Walton

“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

“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

“I view ‘autistic’ as a word for a part of how my brain works, not for a narrow set of behaviors and certainly not for a set of boundaries of a stereotype that I have to stay inside.”-Amanda Baggs

“When a family focuses on ability instead of the disability, all things are possible…Love and acceptance are key. We need to interact with those with autism by taking an interest in their interests.”-Amanda Rae Ross

“I have unique gifts because of my autism that I would not have without it.”-Angela Andrews

”A child with autism is not ignoring you, they are simply waiting for you to enter their world.” -Autism Treatment Center of America®

Barry M. Prizant

“Children with autism develop all kinds of enthusiasms…perhaps focusing on one topic gives the child a sense of control, of predictability and security in a world that can be unpredictable and feel scary.”-Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

“Discouraging an enthusiasm can be just another way of dismantling a strategy that helps a child with autism feel better regulated – or, worse, removing a source of interest and joy. A more helpful approach is to use the enthusiasm as a way to expand the child’s outlook and improve the child’s life.”-Barry M. Prizant

“When a person with autism develops an interest, we must assume that the particular subject of the interest is a good match for that person’s neurophysiology and serves an important function.”-Barry M. Prizant

“These deep interests can help children stay more engaged and attentive. They can be used to motivate learning and to enable participation in situations that might otherwise be difficult.”-Barry M. Prizant

“Though they come with challenges, enthusiasms often represent the greatest potential for people with autism. What begins as a strong interest or passion can become a way to connect with others…”-Barry M. Prizant

Barbara Coloroso”If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job more important.”-Barbara Coloroso

“There’s no problem so great it can’t be solved. If it can’t be solved, it’s not a problem, it’s reality.”-Barbara Coloroso

“Autism to me is not ‘wrong’, not subhuman, not a collection of deficits, it is simply ‘other’. Another reality. And like anything different, it is going to jar.”-Beth Silver

“Autism was, and would long remain, a diagnosis in the eye of the beholder.”― Caren Zucker

“What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.”-Chuck Grassley

“Autism does exist on a spectrum, and there are so many manifestations of it, so many kinds of expressions of it. And every case is particular.”—Claire Danes

Temple Grandin“I am different, not less.”-Dr. Temple Grandin, Biologist, Educator, Scientist, and Writer

“If I could snap my fingers and become nonautistic, I would not. Autism is part of what I am.”-Temple Grandin

”I’m a visual thinker, not a language-based thinker. My brain is like Google Images.”-Dr. Temple Grandin

“It is never too late to expand the mind of a person on the autism spectrum.”-Dr. Temple Grandin

“Kids have to be exposed to different things in order to develop. A child’s not going to find out he likes to play a musical instrument if you never exposed him to it….”-Dr. Temple Grandin

“The world needs different kinds of minds to work together.”-Dr. Temple Grandin

“There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child can do instead of what he cannot do”-Dr. Temple Grandin

“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

“Your child with autism has unlimited potential, just like everyone else.”-Dr. Temple Grandin

Stephen-Shore“Autism is really more of a difference to be worked with rather than a monolithic enemy that needs to be slain or destroyed.”-Dr. Stephen M. Shore

”If you’ve met one individual with autism, you’ve met one individual with autism.”-Dr. Stephen M. Shore

“Autism is here to stay and may be considered a part of the diversity of the human gene pool.”-Dr. Stephen M. Shore

“English is my 2nd language. Autism is my first,”-Dani Bowman

“Autism … offers a chance for us to glimpse an awe-filled vision of the world that might otherwise pass us by.”-Dr. Colin Zimbleman

“If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.”-Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas

Eileen Miller

“Autism: Where the randomness of life’ collides and clashes with an individual’s need for the sameness.”-Eileen Miller

“Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.”-Eileen Miller

“In reference to Einstein’s definition of insanity……No, Mr. Einstein, that is not insanity, that is autism”-Eileen Miller

Elaine Hall“There is this myth that children with autism don’t have empathy. I’ve found the exact opposite to be true: children with autism are instead the most highly sensitive individuals I have ever had the privilege to know.”-Elaine Hall

“It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village.”-Elaine Hall

“Patience. Patience. Patience. Work to view my autism as a different ability rather than a disability. Look past what you may see as limitations and see the gifts autism has given me.” -Ellen Notbohm

“I wouldn’t be where I am today if I were neurotypical because I would have been interested in social things. Having a little autism helped me achieve my goals and not miss what most people thought I was missing out on.”-Evan Delaney Rodgers, Autistic Politician

“I might hit developmental and societal milestones in a different order than my peers, but I am able to accomplish these small victories on my own time.”-Haley Moss

“It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential.”-Hans Asperger

Harvey V. Fineberg“Autism is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by social withdrawal, by repetitive behaviors and by some kind of focal attention in its classic form. Basically, it’s an inability to relate to others.”- Harvey V. Fineberg

“Autism is a complicated illness, and children with a variety of treatments and non-treatments show improvement over time, which is all to the good.”-Harvey V. Fineberg

“Autism makes you listen louder. It makes you pay attention to an emotional level as well as an intellectual level.”-Jace King

Jacob Barnett a 16 years old boy“My autism is the reason I’m in college and successful. It’s the reason I’m good in math and science. It’s the reason I care.”

– Jacob Barnett, sixteen-year old math and physics prodigy.

“Autism is not a death sentence but a rich fulfilled life sentence so to speak.”― Janet Walmsley

Jenny McCarthy“For a seriously autistic kid, the best prognosis might be getting into a mainstream school without being too much of a shadow. For a moderately autistic kid, the best prognosis is the full recovery.”- Jenny McCarthy

“I look at autism like a bus accident, and you don’t become cured of a bus accident, but you can recover.”- Jenny McCarthy

“Those outside of autism need to understand this is an epidemic and we need more government funding, insurance coverage, and education reform.”- Jenny McCarthy

“I know of nobody who is purely autistic or purely neurotypical. Even God had some autistic moments, which is why the planets all spin.”-Jerry Newport

Joao Carlos Costa“A person with autism hears every sound intensely magnified. Thus, if the tone of voice is harsh or strict, they will feel scared and threatened and, consequently, may inadvertently scream or even attack. Aggressive behavior is brought on by fear.” -Joao Carlos Costa, 21, non-verbal, autistic

John Elder Robison“And now I know it is perfectly natural for me not to look at someone when I talk. Those of us with Asperger’s are just not comfortable doing it. In fact, I don’t really understand why it’s considered normal to stare at someone’s eyeballs.”-John Elder Robison

“Our duty in aut­ism is not to cure but to re­lieve suf­fer­ing and to max­im­ize each per­son’s po­ten­tial.”-John Elder Robison

“I don’t really understand why it’s considered normal to share at someone’s eyeballs.”-John Elder Robison

“As an autistic, I can readily see environmental phenomena of sun particles interacting with moisture in the air and rising up from the ground. I thought of these things I could see as sun sparkles and world tails.”-Judy Endow

Julia Bascom“Being autistic, to me, means a lot of different things, but one of the best things is that I can be so happy, so enraptured about things no one else understands and so wrapped up in my own joy that not only does it not matter that no one else shares it, but it can become contagious.”-Julia Bascom

“All of these things autistic people are supposed to be ashamed of and stop doing? They are how we communicate our joy.”-Julia Bascom

“Sometimes being autistic means that you get to be incredibly happy…You get to have just about the coolest obsessions.”-Julia Bascom

“Every inch of me is totally engaged in and powered up by the obsession.”-Julia Bascom

“Autism can’t define me, I define autism.”-Kerry Magro

“Autism is not a disease, rather a disability that every day I strive to become an A-bility.”-Kerry Magro

“If someone calls you “awkward,” just know that it means you’re “unique” and a lot better than “ordinary”.”-Kerry Magro

“Autism doesn’t come with an instruction guide. It comes with a family who will never give up.”-Kerry Magro

“I’m great at several things and broken in none.”-Kerry Magro

“Autism is as much a part of humanity as is the capacity to dream.”-Kathleen Seidel

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

“Parents have therapists come to their house and tell them what to do. They give their power away. Parents need to focus on healing to empowering themselves. They must shift their beliefs about autism. Once the parent knows who they are the child will respond.”- Lori Shayew

“Presume intelligence with all children with autism. Presume all of them are hearing you,” Lori Shayew

“Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in our nation.”-Mary Bono

Naoki Higashida“What I care about – in fact I’m pretty obsessive about this – is the order things come in, and different ways of lining them up…When we’re playing in this way, our brains feel refreshed and clear.”-Naoki Higashida

“We don’t obsess over certain things because we like it, or because we want to. People with autism obsess over certain things because we’d go crazy if we didn’t. By performing whatever action it is, we feel a bit soothed and calmed down.”-Naoki Higashida

Nicholas Sparks“A person with autism lives in his own world, while a person with Asperger’s lives in our world, in away of his own choosing.”

Nicholas Sparks

Paul Collins“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

“Think of it: a disability is usually defined in terms of what is missing. … But autism … is as much about what is abundant as what is missing, an overexpression of the very traits that make our species unique.”-Paul Collins

Paul Isaacs“Do not fear people with autism, Do not spite people with autism unite them, Do not deny people with autism accept them for them their abilities will shine.”-Paul Isaacs

“Remember a person with autism, isn’t a set of symptoms or statistics always remember and remind them that they’re a person first.”-Paul Isaacs

“I have autism. It is not a disorder or a disease. IGNORANCE is a disorder AND a disease. IT needs to be eradicated.” -Robert Moran

“People with autism don’t need wheelchairs, artificial legs, or a guide dog. Their prosthesis is people.” -Ruth Christ Sullivan

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

“Autism is part of my child. It’s not everything he is. My child is so much more than I diagnosis.”-S. L. Coelho

“If you can’t see the gift in having a child with autism, you’re focusing too much on the autism and not enough on the child.”-Stuart Duncan

“Instead of teaching your child to be great ‘despite’ Autism, teach them to be great ‘with’ Autism. Perspective is everything.”-Stuart Duncan

“I like to think of my son as having an extra puzzle piece rather than missing one.”-Stuart Duncan

“Autism may make my child HOW he is but it does not make him WHO he is.”-Stuart Duncan

“Autism is not a disability, it’s a different ability.”-Stuart Duncan

“My autism is like the taste of tepid saké, different but interesting.”-Sue Rubin

Autism Quotes and Vaccines

“The truth is, there is no link between vaccines and autism. Vaccines are incredibly important.”-Timothy Simons

“Why do nonautistic people have interests/hobbies, But autistic people have obsessions?”-Tina J. Richardson

“Being autistic does not mean I’m from another planet. I’m me just like you are you. I’m here living in your world. Make my life as calm as you can and I will be present.”-Tina J. Richardson

“Don’t be sad that I’m autistic. Love me for who I’m. All of me. Some things are difficult for me but I’m ok as I am.”-Tina J. Richardson

“Blue sky may be beautiful but lighting the tall buildings blue is autism-awareness,”-Tito Mukhopadhyay

“I see people with Asperger’s Syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life.”-Tony Attwood

“Autism is about having a pure heart and being very sensitive… It is about finding a way to survive in an overwhelming, confusing world… It is about developing differently, at a different pace and with different leaps.”-Trisha Van Berkel

“I do not suffer from Autism, but I do suffer from the way you treat me.”-Tyler Durdin

“His eyes saved him. What they insisted on seeing and reporting to him took him out of the autism of terror.”― Ursula K. Le Guin

“Even for parents of children that are not on the spectrum, there is no such thing as a normal child.”-Violet Stevens

“I’ve been interested in autism since I’ve known about it, which is more or less since I’ve been writing.”-William Gibson

Ban Ki Moon

“To measure the success of our societies, we should examine how well those with different abilities, including persons with autism, are integrated as full and valued members.”-Ban Ki-Moon, Former United Nations Secretary-General

“Schools connect children to their communities. Jobs connect adults to their societies. Persons with autism deserve to walk the same path.”-Ban Ki-moon


I have collected all these autism quotes from different sources. These quotes about autism can be used for the inspirational purposes of the parents with proper acknowledgment.

I am confident that these autism quotes will help the parents and the writers to utilize in a proper way so that the researchers would be very happy that their autism quotes are being used for the betterment of the autistic individuals.

I would like to collect more autism quotes in future and update this article. It will be a continuous process.