8 Things You Were Probably Taught About Autism That Are Completely Wrong

What have you learned about autism?

There’s lots of “information” floating around that’s just plain inaccurate – and also really harmful. So it’s really important to make sure you aren’t falling for the misconceptions.

This concept debunks several common myths to help you get on the right track. Do you know of any other misconceptions that need to be debunked?

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Christine Deneweth is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism. A queer cartoonist and artist, Christine lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She is a cartoonist for Eastern Michigan University’s newspaper the Eastern Echo. She writes children’s books about mental disability and has a comic strip that has been published for five years. Comics can be found on her Facebook page, and art can be found on her Instagram @crassasterCheck out her work here

Creigh Farinas is a Contributing Writer for Everyday Feminism. She’s a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology and who already has a B.A. in Psychology and a post-baccalaureate in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Creigh is still learning more every day, and her sister Caley reads, edits, and approves everything that Creigh writes about disabilities. You can see more of Creigh and Caley’s writing at Autism Spectrum Explained