So, I made this list last year for a different platform, but with it being "Autism Awareness" month again, figure it'd be okay to put it up here too with a few edits. We're always trying to head off misinformation this time of year, and I know a few people here also on the spectrum, so it'd be great to hear your thoughts too, if you happen to read this. :) Obviously this list doesn’t cover everything, and it’s just from my experience, but I hope it helps someone.
1. Autism is a natural genetic occurrence - AKA. definitely not a result of vaccines or bad parenting!
2. It’s also not a mental illness - see above.