10 Tidbits of Wisdom for Working with, Living with, and Loving a Person with Autism

Understanding children on the spectrum can be difficult for those who do not have autism themselves, and it can often be seen as impossible for people with little or no experience with autism to begin with. After all, their brains simply work differently than neurotypical brains. How can you fully understand something you’ve never experienced yourself?

If you are in that situation, check out this video. It compiles a list from Ellen Notbohm’s “Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew,” which offers incredible insight into how to communicate and understand people—especially children—on the spectrum.

Beautiful, empathetic, and educational, this is a must for anyone wishing for a better understanding of autism as well as showing the hope and beauty that children on the spectrum can often bring to their families.

Take a look at the list, and comment if you have your own advice to add!

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