57 Autism Quotes about ASD from Autistic People

Autism is a neurological condition that influences social interaction and communication abilities.

April, designated as Autism Acceptance Month, provides an opportunity to raise awareness and promote inclusivity.

Every autistic individual, like neurotypical ones, is unique, but this group has often been marginalized.

These quotes, which also include perspectives from celebrities, authors and parents, highlight the unique experiences and challenges faced by those with ASD.


While April is a dedicated period for raising awareness, these powerful and uplifting quotes about autism are equally important throughout the year, fostering greater understanding and acceptance of autism every day.

Top 10 Autism Quotes


Anything Is possible! If I can do it, so can you! ~ Dani Bowman.


My autism is like the taste of tepid saké, different but interesting. ~ Sue Rubin.


If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism. ~ Dr. Stephen Shore.


Autism can’t define me, I define autism. ~ Dr. Kerry Magro.


Everybody has a heart that can be touched by something. ~ Naoki Higashida.


Autism is really more of a difference to be worked with rather than a monolithic enemy that needs to be slain or destroyed. ~ Stephen Shore, PhD.


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.


Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist. ~ Eileen Miller.


Rather than healing our child of his developmental disability, God healed me of my spiritual disability. ~ Diane Dokko.


I see people with Asperger’s syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life. ~ Tony Attwood.

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Best Autism Quotes

Do the best you can and never stop. ~ Stephen Wiltshire.

It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village. ~ Coach Elaine Hall.


Presume intelligence with all children with autism. Presume all of them are hearing you. ~ Lori Shayew.

A person with autism hears every sound intensely magnified. Thus, if the tone of voice is harsh or strict, they will feel scared and threatened and, consequently, may inadvertently scream or even attack. Aggressive behavior is brought on by fear. ~ Joao Carlos Costa.

Why should I cry for not being an apple, when I was born an orange, I’d be crying for an illusion, I may as well cry for not being a horse. ~ Donna Williams.


If I could snap my fingers and be non-autistic, I would not. Autism is part of what I am. ~ Dr. Temple Grandin.

By holding the highest vision for your child when they can not see it for themselves, you are lifting them up, elevating them and helping them to soar. ~ Megan Koufos.

Famous Autism Quotes

Autism, is part of my child, it’s not everything he is. My child is so much more than a diagnosis. ~ Sandra L Westendorf-Coelho.

I view ‘autistic’ as a word for a part of how my brain works, not for a narrow set of behaviors and certainly not for a set of boundaries of a stereotype that I have to stay inside. ~ Amanda Baggs.


Rome was not built on the first day. I need time to build the Eiffel Tower of my life. ~ Jeremy Sicile-Kira.

We can use Asperger’s as a super power if we focus. ~ Daniel M. Jones.

Within every living child exists the most precious bud of self-identity. To search this out and foster it with loving care; that is the essence of educating an autistic child. ~ Dr. Kiyo Kitahara.


Autism, seeing the world from a different angle. ~ Unknown.

I looked up to the stars and wondered which one I was from. ~ James McCue.

Great Autism Quotes

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.


The teacher must have to become autistic. ~ Hans Asperger.

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.


Autism is not contagious, but my smile is. ~ Unknown.

Within every child is a connection to one form or another and a potential waiting to be fulfilled. ~ Dr. Stephen Mark Shore.


Our duty in aut­ism is not to cure but to re­lieve suf­fer­ing and to max­im­ize each per­son’s po­ten­tial. ~ John Elder Robison.

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.


I am different, not less. ~ Dr. Temple Grandin.

You know, everybody’s ignorant, just on different subjects. ~ Will Rogers.


At the end of the day, we don’t dream our lives…WE LIVE THEM! ~ Anthony Ianni.

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

Blue sky may be beautiful but lighting the tall buildings blue is autism-awareness. ~ Tito Mukhopadhyay.


Autistic today. Genius tomorrow. ~ Unknown.

Life is too short to stress the small things anymore. ~ Daryl Hannah.

Being autistic is not about living in a vacuum, sucking in everything around you, living in an existence shutout from your environment. If anything, the environment becomes more real, more painful, more evident. ~ Jocelyn Eastman.


Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. ~ Frank Zappa.

Wanting to be free. Wanting to be me. Trying to make people see. And accept the real me. ~ Scott Lentine.

Autism Awareness Quotes

Even for parents of children who are not on the spectrum, there is no such thing as a normal child. ~ Violet Stevens.

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.


Society says I’m Autistic. God says I’m Perfect! ~ Unknown.

I am equal, loved, unique, purposed, and worthy just because I am me. ~ Kris McElroy.

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


It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential. ~ Hans Asperger.

Disability doesn’t make you exceptional, but questioning what you think you know about it does. ~ Stella Young.

Autism Quotes from Autistic People


Autism is as much a part of humanity as is the capacity to dream. ~ Kathleen Seidel.

Autism is here to stay and may be considered a part of the diversity of the human gene pool. ~ Dr. Stephen Shore.

We contain the shapes of trees and the movement of rivers and stars within us. ~ Patrick Jasper Lee.


English is my 2nd language. Autism is my first. ~ Dani Bowman.

Everyone has a mountain to climb and autism has not been my mountain, it has been my opportunity for victory. ~ Rachel Barcellona.

So these were the 57 quotes about Autism.

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