3. Children with autism don’t have any emotions.
Just like anybody else, children with autism feel emotions, but the difference is that they have difficulty expressing those emotions, which can sometimes lead to tantrums.
4. Autistic children cannot speak.
When it comes to autism and communication, the symptoms vary. Some children have little to no verbal skills while others rely on sign language to communicate with the people around them. But, the good news is that there are several ways parents can help their non-verbal children communicate more effectively.
For more information, visit Autism Speaks. Their Autism Response Team (ART) members are specially trained to connect families with information, resources and opportunities. They are available to answer calls and emails from 9am to 1pm local time.
- In English (888) 288-4762
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