Autism – Six Things NOT To Say to a Parent of an Autistic Child

As the prevalence of #autism increases, many are finding themselves in conversations with parents of children with autism and not knowing what to say…

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As the prevalence of #autism increases, many are finding themselves in conversations with parents of children with autism and not knowing what to say…

…sometimes the things people say have the opposite effect of their intentions…

  • Saying nothing at all..
  • He can’t be autistic because
  • He’ll probably grow out of it…
  • You’re my hero!… God knows you could handle this!… and other such platitudes…
  • I read that autism is caused by
  • I heard that you can cure autism by

Read What Not To Say to a Parent of an Autistic Child,
ScaryMommy, Special Needs, by Lexi Sweatpants,

Author: DES Daughter

Activist, blogger and social media addict committed to shedding light on a global health scandal and dedicated to raise DES awareness.

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