What should you not ask about autism?

What should you not ask about autism?

What should you not ask about autism?

5 things to NEVER say to someone with Autism:

  • “Don’t worry, everyone’s a little Autistic.” No.
  • “You must be like Rainman or something.” Here we go again… not everyone on the spectrum is a genius.
  • “Do you take medication for that?” This breaks my heart every time I hear it.
  • “I have social issues too.
  • “You seem so normal!

What are some good questions to ask about autism?

Questions you always wanted to ask a person with autism

  • Why is it hard for people with autism to communicate?
  • Does this mean you don’t get irony or sarcasm?
  • Is it hard for you to make eye-contact?
  • Can you read facial expressions?
  • So do you ever offend anyone?
  • What about relationships?
  • Do you get sensory overload?

What are prevention suggestions for autism?

Live healthy. Have regular check-ups, eat well-balanced meals, and exercise.

  • Don’t take drugs during pregnancy. Ask your doctor before you take any medication.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Seek treatment for existing health conditions.
  • Get vaccinated.
  • How do I talk to an autistic person?

    Tips for Talking to Adults on the Autism Spectrum

    1. Address him or her as you would any other adult, not a child.
    2. Avoid using words or phrases that are too familiar or personal.
    3. Say what you mean.
    4. Take time to listen.
    5. If you ask a question, wait for a response.
    6. Provide meaningful feedback.

    How do you calm someone with autism?

    What to do

    1. Give them some time – it can take a while to recover from information or sensory overload.
    2. Calmly ask them (or their parent or friend) if they’re OK, but bear in mind they’ll need more time to respond than you might expect.
    3. Make space – try to create a quiet, safe space as best you can.