51 Inspirational Autism Quotes

51 Inspirational Autism Quotes

Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a broader term used to categorise a diverse group of neurodevelopmental conditions. It is found in people worldwide, regardless of geography, race, ethnicity, or economic background. These conditions are described by difficulty with interaction and communication. 

To uplift people with autism, we need inspiration and motivation. And what’s better than inspiring quotes from people who understand the deep value of autism and also make efforts to help others overcome this obstacle on this spectrum.

30 Inspiring Quotes About Autism

As heartbreaking it is to know that there is no cure for autism, the morale does not break down here. Supportive therapies and positive attitude of people around an autistic person are effective in positively influencing a person with autism. In fact, we have come up with the top 30 quotes to uplift the moods.

  1. “If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.” – Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas
  2. “Don’t think that there’s a different, better child ‘hiding’ behind the autism. This is your child. Love the child in front of you. Encourage his strengths, celebrate his quirks, and improve his weaknesses, the way you would with any child.” – Claire Scovell LaZebnik
  3. “You have to be the bravest person in the world to go out every day, being yourself when no one likes who you are.” – Matthew Dicks
  4. “Autism is part of my child, it’s not everything he is. My child is so much more than a diagnosis.” – S.L. Coelho
  5. “Even for parents of children that are not on the spectrum, there is no such thing as a normal child.” – Violet Stevens
  6. “You know, everybody’s ignorant, just on different subjects.” – Will Rogers
  7. “Showing kindness towards those who are different and embracing our imperfections as proof of our humanness is the remedy for fear.” – Emma Zurcher-Long
  8. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss
  9. “I smile every day watching my own kids grow and blossom, and the more they progress, the stronger an advocate I become for those who don’t have a voice.” – Matt Bentgzen
  10. “If people take the time to get to know kids like [my son] Davis, they’ll see that they have so much to offer the community and the world. They’re not unproductive.” – Lisa Pauley
  11. “I know of nobody who is purely autistic, or purely neurotypical. Even God has some autistic moments, which is why the planets spin.” – Jerry Newport
  12. “There’s nothing more debilitating about a disability than the way people treat you over it.” – Solange nicole
  13. “Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.–Ray Bradbury” – T.K. Thorne
  14. “It does not matter what sixty-six percent of people do in any particular situation. All that matters is what you do.” – John Elder Robison
  15. “Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re destroying the peg.” – Paul Collins
  16. “Autism doesn’t have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else: They define themselves through hard work and individuality.” – Adrienne Bailon, Artist
  17. “Autism makes you listen louder. It makes you pay attention on an emotional level as well as an intellectual level.” – Jace King
  18. “Autism is as much a part of humanity as is the capacity to dream.” – Kathleen Seidel
  19. “There is this myth that children with autism don’t have empathy. I’ve found the exact opposite to be true: children with autism are instead the most highly sensitive individuals I have ever had the privilege to know.” – Elaine Hall
  20. “To measure the success of our societies, we should examine how well those with different abilities, including persons with autism, are integrated as full and valued members.” – Ban Ki-Moon
  21. “I see people with Asperger’s syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life.” – Tony Attwood
  22. “Cherish the children marching to the beat of their own music. They play the most beautiful heart songs.” – Fiona Goldsworthy
  23. “Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.”  – Alan Turing
  24. “Love every child without condition, listen with an open heart, get to know who they are, what they love, and follow more often than you lead.” – Adele Devine
  25. “Kids need to be encouraged to stretch their shine!” – Amanda Friedman
  26. “Children with autism are very observant so they will notice everything, including your attitude toward them.” – Trevor Pacelli
  27. “It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of that village.” – Elaine Hall
  28. “It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential.” – Hans Asperger
  29. Autism is like a rainbow. It has a bright side and a darker side. But every shade is important and beautiful – Rosie Tennant Doran
  30. “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

50 Inspirational Autism Quotes
Best Quotes From People With Autism

Here are some autistic quotes from people who have experienced autism or worked in the same field:

  1. Autism can’t define me. I define autism. – Kerry Magro
  2. Everyone has a mountain to climb and autism has not been my mountain, it has been my opportunity for victory. – Rachel Barcellona
  3. “If I could snap my fingers and be nonautistic, I would not. Autism is part of what I am.” – Temple Grandin
  4. Anything Is possible! If I can do it, so can you! – Dani Bowman
  5. Wanting to be free. Wanting to be me. Trying to make people see. And accept the real me. – Scott Lentine
  6. Our experiences are all unique. Regardless, I do believe that it is important to find the beautiful. Recognize that there is bad, there is ugly, there is disrespect, there is ignorance and there are meltdowns. Those things are inevitable. But there is also good. – Erin McKinney
  7. Kids have to be exposed to different things in order to develop. A child’s not going to find out he likes to play a musical instrument if you never exposed him to it… – Temple Gradin
  8. “Autistic people are individuals. We are not all maths geniuses, we don’t all like trains. I am hopeless with technology and much prefer painting. There is no ‘typical Autistic.’ But I think we probably all like being respected and validated.” – Jeanette Purkis
  9. At the end of the day, we don’t dream our lives…WE LIVE THEM! – Anthony Lanni
  10. I might hit developmental and societal milestones in a different order than my peers, but I am able to accomplish these small victories on my own time. – Haley Moss
  11. I believe that inside every person who is bullied there is a strength and a tenacity to survive. You don’t always know that this strength exists, but if you make it through those dark times, you become aware. You become a survivor, someone whose courage and spirit is far stronger than all of the hate and cruelty of their bullies. The one thing that I want to impart to children with autism is knowledge of their own inner strength, and the belief that one day at a time, they, too, can get through this. – Amy Gravino
  12. “I am different, not less.” – Dr. Temple Grandin
  13. “I’ve learned that every human being, with or without disabilities, needs to strive to do their best, and by striving for happiness you will arrive at happiness. For us, you see, having autism is normal—so we can’t know for sure what your ‘normal’ is even like. But so long as we can learn to love ourselves, I’m not sure how much it matters whether we’re normal or autistic.” – Naoki Higashida
  14. Autism is a journey. I never planned but I sure do love my tour guide. – Unknown
  15. If you’ve met one individual with autism, you’ve met one individual with autism. – Stephen Shore
  16. “The most interesting people you’ll find are ones that don’t fit into your average cardboard box. They’ll make what they need, they’ll make their own boxes,” – Dr. Temple Grandin
  17. “I wouldn’t be where I am today if I were neurotypical because I would have been interested in social things. Having a little autism helped me achieve my goals and not miss what most people thought I was missing out on.” – Evan Delaney Rodgers
  18. I do not suffer from autism, but I do suffer from the way you treat me. – Tyler Durdin
  19. Autism is not a choice, acceptance is. Imagine if the opposite was true. – Stuart Duncan
  20. I’m beautiful, not broken. Different not less. Challenged, not challenging. Overwhelmed, not spoiled. Autism is not a choice. However acceptance is. – Unknown
  21. Autism… offers us a chance for us to glimpse an awe-filled vision of the world that might otherwise pass us by.” – Dr. Colin Zimbleman

Autism is a journey just like other people experience. Let’s spread positivity and kindness to those who have autism and their family and friends with these positive autism sayings and parenting autism quotes. It is the time to be kind and be useful!

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