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Many things are challenging for people on the spectrum and the people who love them, especially their parents but for every downside to autism, there seems to be an upside too. People with autism have uniquely positive traits that are rare even among neurotypical individuals.

  1. Autistic People Rarely Lie: Almost all of us tell little white lies. More significantly, many neurotypical people actively hide important truths from the people around them. People on the autism spectrum however, tell the truth whether it’s positive or negative. That means a person with autism will accurately reflect their feelings and respond with complete sincerity when asked their opinion.
  2. People on the Autism Spectrum Live in the Moment: People on the autism spectrum truly attend to the sensory input that surrounds them. Some see the beauty that others miss. Many have achieved the ideal of mindfulness, even if they don’t have the tools to communicate their state of mind to others.


  1. Autistic People Are Passionate: Many people on the spectrum are truly passionate about the things, ideas, and people in their lives. They spend the time, energy, and imagination necessary to truly master their area of interest and they stick with it even when it’s difficult, and frustrating.


4.People With Autism Have Terrific Memories

How often do typical people forget directions, or fail to take note of colors, names, and other details, People on the autism spectrum are often much more tuned in to details. In many cases, they have a much better memory than their typical peers for all kind of critical details. In fact, a surprisingly large number of people on the spectrum have photographic memories, perfect pitch, and/or an almost perfect memory for songs, poems, and stories.


5.People With Autism Open New Doors for Neurotypicals: For some of us neurotypicals, having an autistic person in our lives has had a profound positive impact on our perceptions, beliefs, and expectations. Being the parent or sibling of someone on the autism spectrum can release you from a lifetime of “should” and offer you a new world of “is.”


In conclusion Autism is not a curse, it is simply a disorder that can be managed into something beautiful. People on the autism spectrum are humans just like you and I, they can be great and lead their full potentials with the right interventions and therapy. As a parent who has a child on the spectrum, it is important to keep an open mind and have a positive mindset because there’s a lot your child can achieve.


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