115 Autism Quotes For Autism Awareness Day And Month

Looking for quotes about Autism? We have rounded up the best collection of Autism quotes,  Autism awareness quotes, Autism world day quotes, sayings, slogans, one-liners, captions (with images and pictures) to raise awareness and show support for them

Autism, also called autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a complicated condition that includes problems with communication and behavior.

Being autistic does not mean you are suffering from any illness or disease. It means your brain works in a different way from other people.

Some autistic people have a learning disability. This means they may find it difficult to look after themselves, communicate or understand people.

So people living with autism need support to help them with certain things. Making people aware about it is imperative to better their quality of life and teach others to practice kindness with Autistic people.

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We have divided these inspiring Autism quotes and slogans in these sections;

  • Autism Quotes
  • Autism Awareness  Quotes
  • Autism Awareness Day Quotes

If someone from your family (sister, son, mom, daughter) or friend is Autistic then these encouraging Autism quotes and messages are perfect to show your love, support and care for them.

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on April 2 every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with Autism throughout the world.

Don’t forget to read our post on mental health quotes and down syndrome quotes that you can relate to.

Positive Autism Quotes

  1. “Just different not less.” — Unknown

  2. “See the able not the label.” — Unknown


  3. “Autistic today. Genius tomorrow.” — Unknown                                                                                               

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    autism quotes

  4. “Don’t judge what you don’t understand.” — Unknown


  5. “Autism is not contagious, but my smile is.” — Unknown                                                                                   

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    Autism Quotes Images

  6. “Autism can’t define me. I define autism.” — Kerry Margo


  7. “Autism is not contagious, but kindness is…” — Unknown                                                                 

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    autism awareness quotes

  8. “She may not be perfect, but she’s 100% right.” — Unknown


  9. “Aspergers – it’s not a symptom, it’s a feature.” — Unknown


  10. “Society says I’m Autistic. God says I’m Perfect!” — Unknown


  11. “Autism, seeing the world from a different angle.” — Unknown                                                         

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    quotes about autism

  12. “Autism is not a tragedy. Ignorance is the tragedy.” — Unknown


  13. “Autism: Traveling life’s journey using a different roadmap.” — Unknown


  14. “We are trying to fit in because we have a lot to offer this world.” — Autistica


  15. “I don’t need autism awareness, autism acceptance will do just fine.” — Unknown


  16. “Acceptance is the greatest gift you can give to someone with autism.” — Unknown


  17. “Autism is as much a part of humanity as is the capacity to dream.” — Kathleen Seidel


  18. “I do not suffer from Autism, but I do suffer from the way you treat me.” — Tyler Durdin


  19. “Not everyone is perfect. There is always an imperfect side to everyone.” — Finn Christie


  20. “Autism / Aspergers is a blessing, not a burden. Embrace being different.” — Tom Hewitt


  21. “Having Asperger’s means I’m a genius in my own special way!” — By An 11 Year Old Girl


  22. “It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential.” — Hans Asperger


  23. “I have the ability to see the world differently while loving everyone in it the same.” — Unknown


  24. “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” — Dr. Stephen Shore


  25. “Autism: Where the little thigs are never little, and every milestone is a celebration.” — Unknown                                                                                                                                                         

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    autistic quotes

  26. “Children with autism are angels who lost their way to heaven and fell down on earth.” — Unknown


  27. “Autism: Not for the wimps or the weak of heart, but for the strong, courageous and brave hearted.” — Unknown


  28. “Non verbal doesn’t mean I don’t have anything to say, it means you have to listen in a different way.” — Unknown


  29. “Though devastating at first, Autism isn’t the end of the world. It’s the beginning of a whole new one.” — Unknown


  30. “It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village.” — Coach Elaine Hall


  31. “Autism: Where the “randomness of life” collides and clashes with an individual’s need for the sameness.” — Eileen Miller


  32. “Our duty in aut­ism is not to cure, but to re­lieve suf­fer­ing and to max­im­ize each per­son’s po­ten­tial.” — John Elder Robison


  33. “I look at autism like a bus accident, and you don’t become cured from a bus accident, but you can recover.” — Jenny McCarthy


  34. “Autism is like a rainbow. It has a bright side and a darker side. But every shade is important and beautiful.” — Rosie Tennant Doran


  35. “To all the brothers and sisters of those with autism: you are awesome! Thank you for being there for your siblings!” — Unknown


  36. “Everyone has a mountain to climb and autism has not been my mountain, it has been my opportunity for victory.” — Rachel Barcelona


  37. “Autism… offers a chance for us to glimpse an awe-filled vision of the world that might otherwise pass us by.” — Dr. Colin Zimbleman, Ph.D.


  38. “If you’ve met A child with autism, you’ve met A child with autism. Each and every one of them is so wonderfully different.” — Unknown


  39. “Autism is apricating the small things that some people might not understand and that, in itself, can show people the general beauty of things.” — IndieAndy


  40. “Forget about the things they can’t do and focus on what they can. Everyone is much more than a diagnosis written on paper.” — West Hampstead Tube Station


  41. “Autism doesn’t have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else: They define themselves through hard work and individuality.” — Adrienne Bailon


  42. “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


  43. “The most interesting people you’ll find are ones that don’t fit into your average cardboard box. They’ll make what they need, they’ll make their own boxes.” — Dr. Temple Grandin


  44. “Who do you think made the first stone spears? The Asperger guy. If you were to get rid of all the autism genetics, there would be no more Silicon Valley.” — Dr. Temple Grandin


  45. “The difference between high-functioning and low-functioning is that high-functioning means your deficits are ignored, and low-functioning means your assets are ignored.” — Laura Tisoncik


  46. “For those of us who need you to be aware – so that our children can live happier, healthier lives – spreading ‘autism awareness’ will always be a thing. And it’s a good thing. Mostly.” — Jim Walter


  47. “No, autism is not a ‘gift’. For most, it is an endless fight against schools, workplaces and bullies. But, under the right circumstances, given the right adjustments, it can be a superpower.” — Greta Thunberg


  48. “We need to learn to accept and celebrate our differences. And we need to continue our research in Autism Spectrum Disorder in order to understand how we can best lend a helping hand.” — Alan Rosales


  49. “What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done.” — Dr. Temple Grandin

Autism Awareness Quotes

  1. “Normal is just a dryer setting.” — Patsy Clairmont

  2. “Every child can learn, just no in the same way.” — Unknown

  3. “Autism is not a choice, acceptance is.” — Stuart Duncan                                                                         

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  4. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” — Dr. Seuss


  5. “Autism: I’ll be just fine with a family like mine.” — Unknown


  6. “Anything Is possible! If I can do it, so can you!” — Dani Bowman                                           

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    inspiring quotes from people with autism

  7. “Autism: Always Unique Totally Intelligent Sometimes Mysterious.” — Unknown


  8. “Autism is as much a part of humanity as is the capacity to dream.” — Kathleen Seidel


  9. “I do not suffer from Autism, but I do suffer from the way you treat me.” — Tyler Durdin                                                                                                                                                               

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    sayings for autism

  10. “Get to know someone on the spectrum and your life will truly be blessed.” — Stephanie L. Parker


  11. “Autism Teacher: It’s not how much you do but how much love you put into the doings.” — Unknown


  12. Someone with Autism has taught me love needs no words. – Unknown                                               
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    autism mom quotes

  13. Autism means I miss what others catch, and I catch what others miss. – Unknown                                                                                                                                                               

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    positive support autism quotes

  14. “Hope. Educate. Advocate. Support. Faith. Love. Autism awareness. Because it matters.” — Unknown


  15. “If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” — Maya Angelou


  16. “Yes my child with autism can be a handful. But full hands are better than an empty heart.” — Unknown


  17. “Wanting to be free. Wanting to be me. Trying to make people see. And accept the real me.” — Scott Lentine


  18. “Whether you color the world or light it up blue… You are making a difference, so keep being you.” — Unknown


  19. “Children with autism are colorful – they are often very beautiful and, like the rainbow, they stand out.” — Unknown


  20. “World Autism Awareness Day! At the end of the day, we don’t dream our lives…WE LIVE THEM!” — Unknown


  21. “There are enough people in the world who are going to write you off. You don’t need to do that to yourself.” — Susan Boyle


  22. “[Autism] is not a Google search, it’s searching for and learning from autistic people themselves.” — Invisible I: Autism Advocate


  23. “April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. Every day should be World Autism Acceptance Day.” — Finchley Central Tube Station


  24. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” — Albert Einstein


  25. “A person with autism lives in his own world, while a person with Asperger’s lives in our world, in a way of his own choosing.” — Nicholas Sparks


  26. “When enough people care about autism or diabetes or global warming, it helps everyone, even if only a tiny fraction actively participate.” — Seth Godin


  27. “On World Autism Awareness Day, there is a global recognition not only of autism, but also the immense potential of persons with autism” — Imran Khan, Pakistan Prime Minister


  28. “To measure the success of our societies, we should examine how well those with different abilities, including persons with autism, are integrated as full and valued members.” — Ban Ki-moon


  29. “Do not fear people with autism, embrace them. Do not spite people with autism, unite them. Do not deny people with autism, accept them, for then their abilities will shine.” — Paul Isaacs


  30. “I want to send love to all the beautiful children with autism and all the wonderful people who love them. May we all shine and grant love and learn to respect children with special needs.” — Kelly Preston


  31. “When it comes to ensuring that persons with autism enjoy the rights and freedoms to which we are all entitled, we must recommit to promoting acceptance of persons with autism.” — Alison Smale


  32. “When you see firsthand how it affects the life of someone, my brother especially. He’s been an inspiration to me, and I see how hard and challenging it is, and [I want to do] anything I can to help.” — Nick Lachey


  33. “We’ve come a long way when it comes to awareness — now it’s time for people to accept autism, allowing people, like myself, to be ourselves and benefit society along the way.” — Savan Gandecha: Autism Advocate


  34. “Being a typical teenager isn’t easy. When you have autism, it can be extra difficult. We need more public awareness about these hurdles as well as compassion towards these young people.” — Holly Robinson Peete


  35. “Autism is a mental developmental disorder and its something that makes it very difficult for people to communicate and form relationships’… don’t you think it’s time we came up with a new definition?” — Kevin Chapman


  36. “Don’t think that there’s a different, better child ‘hiding’ behind the autism. This is your child. Love the child in front of you. Encourage his strengths, celebrate his quirks, and improve his weaknesses, the way you would with any child.” —  Unknown


  37. “For all we know, the first tools on earth might have been developed by a loner sitting at the back of the cave, chipping at thousands of rocks to find the one that made the sharpest spear, while the neurotypicals chattered away in the firelight.” — Unknown


  38. “Our experiences are all unique. Regardless, I do believe that it is important to find the beautiful. Recognize that there is bad, there is ugly, there is disrespect, there is ignorance, and there are meltdowns. Those things are inevitable. But there is also good” — Erin McKinney


  39. “The Autism Awareness Ribbon: The puzzle pattern of this ribbon reflects the mystery and complexity of autism. The different colors and shapes represents the diversity of people and families living with this disorder. The brightness of this ribbon signals hope – hope through research and increasing awareness in people like you.” — Unknown

Autism Awareness Day Quotes

Every April Autism Speaks celebrates World Autism Month, beginning with the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.

World Autism day is celebrated by conducting lots of events and conferences which includes informational and educational conferences for parents, teachers, and health care workers.

The aim is to help spread kindness towards Autistic people and increase autism awareness during the month of April.

Exhibitions and artistic workshops are also organized to showcase work created by children with autism.

  1. “Keep calm and light it up blue.” — Unknown

  2. “April is autism awareness month. Help raise awareness.” — Unknown                                             

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    autism awareness month quotes

  3. “It’s really cool that everybody’s a little bit different, but the same, too.” — Julia from Sesame Street


  4. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!” — Dr. Seuss


  5. “I am different, not less.” —Temple Grandin, Animal Behavior Expert and Author of The Autistic Brain


  6. “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene


  7. “If I could snap my fingers and be non-autistic, I would not. Autism is part of what I am.” —Temple Grandin


  8. “Autism is part of my child, it’s not everything he is. My child is so much more than a diagnosis.” ―S.L. Coelho


  9. “If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.” ―Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas of the Lovaas Institute                                                                                                                           

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    autism quotes for teachers

  10. “Yes, we are different, but that is something that is incredible and amazing and powerful and so, so beautiful.” — Chloe Hayden


  11. “April is autism awareness, action, support, understanding, compassion, caring, education and endless hope month.” — Unknown


  12. “Even for parents of children that are not on the spectrum, there is no such thing as a normal child.” — Violet Stevens, Mom of a Son with Autism


  13. “You see, you are only one person; therefore, you are only capable of making a ridiculously enormous difference in the world.” — Unknown


  14. “I decided to study special education and fell in love with working with individuals with autism. That’s what I planned to do with my life.” — Clay Aiken


  15. “I see people with Asperger’s syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life.” —Tony Attwood, Author of The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome


  16. “It does not matter what sixty-six percent of people do in any particular situation. All that matters is what you do.” — John Elder Robison, Author of Look Me In the Eye


  17. “Kids have to be exposed to different things in order to develop. A child’s not going to find out he likes to play a musical instrument if you never exposed him to it…” ― Temple Grandin


  18. “Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re destroying the peg.” ―Paul Collins


  19. “I’m proud to be autistic and on the rainbow spectrum! Our honesty, direct focus, intense love for our passions, and a deep sense of injustice are traits that the world needs right now.” — Dara McAnulty


  20. “If people take the time to get to know kids like [my son] Davis, they’ll see that they have so much to offer the community and the world. They’re not unproductive.” —Lisa Pauley, Mom of a Daughter with Autism


  21. “I smile every day watching my own kids grow and blossom, and the more they progress, the stronger an advocate I become for those who don’t have a voice.” —Matt Bentgzen, Father Of Two Sons with Asperger’s


  22. “On World Autism Awareness Day we speak out against discrimination, celebrate the diversity of our global community, and strengthen our commitment to inclusion for people with autism.” — Antonia Guterres, United Nations


  23. “Autistic people often have skills that are vital to any business, yet only 16% of autistic adults in the UK are in full-time employment, despite over three-quarters wanting to work. Thankfully, progress is being made.” — Richard Branson


  24. “Autism is about having a pure heart and being very sensitive.. It is about finding a way to survive in an overwhelming, confusing world… It is about developing differently, in a different pace and with different leaps.” — Unknown


  25. “Having autism isn’t easy. In fact, there were times where I wished I was just a normal being. But when I look back on my life and how my life has changed for 21 years, I feel proud today to have something that makes me special and unique.” — Jessica McCartney


  26. “I wouldn’t be where I am today if I were neurotypical because I would have been interested in social things. Having a little autism helped me achieve my goals and not miss what most people thought I was missing out on.” — Evan Delaney Rodgers, Autistic Politician


  27. “Don’t think that there’s a different, better child ‘hiding’ behind the autism. This is your child. Love the child in front of you. Encourage his strengths, celebrate his quirks, and improve his weaknesses, the way you would with any child.” —Claire Scovell LaZebnik, Author Of Growing Up on the Spectrum


  28. “There’s a saying within the Asperger community: if you’ve met one person with Asperger’s syndrome, you’ve met one person with Asperger’s syndrome … Within this condition, beneath this label, the variety of personality, of humor, of behavior, is infinite.” —Hugh Dancy, Star Of The 2009 Film About A Man With Asperger’s Syndrome, Adam


  29. “I’ve learned that every human being, with or without disabilities, needs to strive to do their best, and by striving for happiness you will arrive at happiness. For us, you see, having autism is normal—so we can’t know for sure what your ‘normal’ is even like. But so long as we can learn to love ourselves, I’m not sure how much it matters whether we’re normal or autistic.” — Naoki Higashida, Author of The Reason I Jump


  30. “I believe that inside every person who is bullied there is a strength and a tenacity to survive. You don’t always know that this strength exists, but if you make it through those dark times, you become aware. You become a survivor, someone whose courage and spirit is far stronger than all of the hate and cruelty of their bullies. The one thing that I want to impart to children with autism is knowledge of their own inner strength, and the belief that one day at a time, they, too, can get through this.” — Amy Gravino

THEMES OF WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

For the past years, each World Autism Awareness Day has focused on a specific theme determined by the UN.

  • 2012: “Launch of Official UN “Awareness Raising” Stamp”
  • 2013: “Celebrating the ability within the disability of autism”
  • 2014: “Opening Doors to Inclusive Education”
  • 2015: “Employment: The Autism Advantage”
  • 2016: “Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neurodiversity”
  • 2017: “Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination”
  • 2018: “Empowering Women and Girls with Autism”
  • 2019: “Assistive Technologies, Active Participation”
  • 2020: “The Transition to Adulthood”
  • 2021: “Inclusion in the Workplace”
  • 2022: “Inclusion in the Workplace”

 

In 2021, the CDC reported that approximately 1 in 44 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to 2018 data.

Being autistic does not have to stop you having a good life. Like everyone else, autistic people are good with certain things and may struggle with some.

With the love, support, care and awareness we can help them grow and shine in their own unique way.

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