20 Quotes to Share This Autism Awareness Month

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Autism Awareness Month Quotes

Every April, Autism Awareness Month gives us a chance to celebrate the unique strengths and experiences of autistic individuals. It’s also a time to raise awareness and understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Sharing powerful autism awareness quotes is a fantastic way to spread the message of acceptance and inclusion.

Here are 20 quotes you can use on social media, in your classroom, or anywhere you want to promote autism awareness:

Celebrating the Autistic Experience

  1. “The world needs all kinds of minds.” – Temple Grandin (Renowned Autistic Scientist)
  2. “Autism is a way of being. It’s not something you get over. It’s part of the tapestry of who you are.” – Michelle Garcia Winner (Autistic Author)
  3. “Autism offers a chance for us to glimpse an awe-filled vision of the world that might otherwise pass us by.” – Dr. Colin Zimbleman (Autism Researcher)
  4. “If we can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.” – Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas (Pioneering ABA Therapist)
  5. “Our differences are our strengths.” – Jim Sinclair (Autistic Advocate and Writer)
  6. “I am different, not less.” – Dr. Temple Grandin

Promoting Understanding and Acceptance

  1. “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” – Dr. Stephen Shore (Autistic Author)
  2. “Autism is not a tragedy. Ignorance is the tragedy.” – Dr. Kerry Magro (Autism Advocate, Author)
  3. “We need to work on changing the way we see the world, not the way autistic people are.” – Greta Thunberg (Social Activist)
  4. “Acceptance is the key to unlocking the potential of every person.” – Temple Grandin

Building Bridges with Empathy

  1. “Let’s focus on what people with autism can do, rather than what they can’t.” – National Autistic Society
  2. “Together, we can create a world where everyone, including people with autism, can reach their full potential.” – Autism Society of America
  3. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker (Educator and Author)
  4. “Autism is not a roadblock, it’s a detour.” – Dr. Kerry Magro (Autism Advocate, Author)
  5. “My autism isn’t what makes me stand out, it’s what makes me unique.” – Rachel Barcellona (Autism Advocate)

The Power of Neurodiversity

  1. “Neurodiversity is a form of human variation that includes autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and Tourette Syndrome. These are not disabilities but different ways of processing information, relating to the world, and learning.” – Judy Singer (Psychologist)
  2. “Autism acceptance means understanding and valuing the phenomenal diversity of human experience.” – The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
  3. “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 (Autism Advocate)
  4. “The role of a teacher is to ignite a spark in a student’s mind, but you have to know what kind of spark you’re dealing with.” – Temple Grandin
  5. “We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, and dignity.” – Max de Pree (Author)

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