5 common misconceptions about autism
Autism is a development disorder that can cause social, behavioural and communication challenges.
They may have repetitive behaviours, interests or be sensitive to things like:
This is not true, it is a disorder caused by genetic and environmental factors.
People with autism are always geniuses.
People with autism don’t feel emotions.
Autism is a mental illness.
Autism is curable.
This is not true!
There is no cure for autism, but there are ways people with autism can manage to live successful lives.