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Ten of our Favorite Autism Quotes

For Autism Awareness Month we’ve put together a list of our 10 favorite quotes from and about people on the Autism Spectrum.

“If you’ve met one individual with autism, you’ve met one individual with autism.” -Stephen M. Shore

“Autism can’t define me. I define autism.” Kerry Magro

“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.” – Amy Gravino

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

“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

“I may hit developmental and societal milestones in a different order than my peers, but I am able to accomplish these small victories on my on time.” – Haley Moss

“It is never too late to expand the mind of a person on the autism spectrum.” – Temple Grandin

“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 believe everyone on the planet has their thing and, especially in my experience, autistic people all have a tremendous gift. It’s a matter of finding that gift and nurturing it” – Edie Brannigan

“Think of it: a disability is usually defined in terms of what is missing. … But autism … is as much about what is abundant as what is missing, an over-expression of the very traits that make our species unique” – Paul Collins, Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism