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Some common myths about children with autism are that

 

  1. Individuals with autism are emotionless

  2. They prefer to stay isolated

  3. They are prone to violence

  4. Individuals on the spectrum are all gifted

  5. Individuals on the spectrum are intellectually impaired

  6. Vaccines cause autism

  7. Children get autism from bad parenting

  8. If you know someone with autism, you're an expert

  9. Individuals with autism are uncaring and selfish

  10. Autism is an epidemic

  11. Children with autism cause their parents to divorce

  12. A child with a few autistic behaviors must have autism

  13. Behaviors in those with autism will last forever

For discussion see this article from Readers’ Digest.