(My book, SWAY was largely based on this article from the people at verywell.com. Please enjoy!)
If you’re the parent of a child with autism (or an adult on the spectrum) you’ve probably heard a lifetime’s worth of information about the challenges and deficits associated with the disorder. But for every downside to autism, there seems to be an upside too. People with autism have uniquely positive traits that are rare or even nonexistent among typical individuals. It’s important to note that these positive traits are not unique to savants with special talents or skills; rather, they are present in almost every person with autism.
If you’re tired of hearing about the problems associated with autism, try pinning this list up on your fridge or sharing it with friends, family, and school staff. It’s time to celebrate the positive!