Top 10 Autism MisconceptionsSomeRandomGuy14 Note: This list is for educational purposes only and is not meant to be messed with. Thank you.
The Top Ten
That's one of the stupidest things I've ever heard - Demon_Kitty
Vaccination doesn't cause autism - ElSherlock
Not really. There's really been no scientific evidence to support this kind of claim so to all the parents and anti-vaxxers out there, please vaccinate your kids. - SomeRandomGuy14
Even if it was, it would be great IMAO - darthvadernV 1 Comment
It really isn't, at least not in the negative sense. Yeah, people on the spectrum have different thought processes, but it doesn't negatively affect them (unless they are bullied for it or something), so I wouldn't say it is an "illness" at all. It's just a part of some people, and it makes them unique. I find that really cool. - Atham
It's NOTHING like a mental illness. It's actually more of a communication disorder. Autists are actually very intelligent and my autism does not affect my intelligence whatsoever. - SomeRandomGuy14
Definitely not - darthvadern
It's a 'developmental disorder' - xEliHbkxV 2 Comments
As a matter of fact, people on the autism spectrum can have remarkable talents in specific areas. A lot of them even learn to think in a certain way that enables them to visualise concepts and systems such as mathematics and logical reasoning as an additional sense.
I've known many people with autism in my school's special class for gifted students. They really are smart in certain subjects. Some of them looked like they don't learn in classes but actually, they learned fast than the others.
Guess that's explains why I managed to learn all the capital cities and countries in the world (not being narcisstic but I needed an example) - darthvadern
Of course they can! Like I already stated, some autists are actually very intelligent and have really high IQs. They jist need some time to learn faster (but no need to worry, there's way more faster learning autists than slower learning ones). - SomeRandomGuy14
This isn't always the case. Some autists have been proven to wanna socialize with others and even make more friends of their own (I just simply try to be more careful of who I try to socialize with because there are a lot of weirdos out there). - SomeRandomGuy14
I have a lot of friends. It's just I have a bit of a rough time making new ones - darthvadern
Not necessarily. There have been lots of autists who have been proven to be calm and non-violent. It's actually really rare for an autistic child to intentionally cause harm to another person. - SomeRandomGuy14
I have anger issues, but it isn’t that bad though. - Userguy44
Definitely not. I just have a bit of a problem showing empathy at times - darthvadern
This is wrong on so many ways. If anything, autists actually feel more empathy as others, but theu may express it in ways that are harder to recognize. - SomeRandomGuy14
Not all of them do really. Not all are extremely good at math or can recite a phone book. This isn't to say that they're dumb though, it's just that they're not that perfect at certain things just like how many non-autists aren't either. - SomeRandomGuy14
It's not. Bad parenting shouldn't be encouraged by any means but it definitely doesn't cause autism. - SomeRandomGuy14
No, bad kids are what is caused by bad parenting. - Archived
No how? - Demon_Kitty
A little lower because it's already obvious that it happens in a lot of adults too. - SomeRandomGuy14
I'm an autistic adult
Although there have been news stories relating autism to violence, those kinds of acts usually arise from sensory overload or emotional stress and it's actually very usual for autists to act out violently or pose any real danger to society. Many autists actually prefer to limit their exposure and interactions with others because of social situations. - SomeRandomGuy14
I'm hyper pacifist - darthvadern
I'm autistic and I'm really smart
Those who attack the autistic or "supposed" autistic to make them stop being so may not solve the issue you know.
The stupidity is very strong with this item. - Userguy44
Big lie - darthvadern
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2. Autism is caused by vaccination.
3. People with autism don't want to make friends.
2. People with autism can't learn.
3. People with autism lack empathy.