Top 30 Autistic Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Autistic Quotes from famous people such as Jenny McCarthy, Melanie Roach, John Banville, Temple Grandin, Simon Baron-Cohen, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

For a seriously autistic kid, the best prognosis might

For a seriously autistic kid, the best prognosis might be getting into a mainstream school without being too much of a shadow. For a moderately autistic kid the best prognosis is full recovery.
Jenny McCarthy
Compared to the challenges or raising an autistic child, weightlifting is a relief.
Melanie Roach
I sometimes think that I might be slightly autistic. There might be a syndrome that hasn’t been named. I don’t seem to see the world in the same way that most people I know see it. They don’t seem to be baffled by it.
John Banville
At one point, my house was a school for autistic children. I opened up my doors to about 30 kids and their families at the time. I was turning into Mary Poppins because I had to do something for these kids who have nowhere to go. So my house was the school for two years.
Jenny McCarthy
It’s much more work for the mother of an autistic child to have a job, because working with an autistic child is such a hassle until they go to school.
Temple Grandin
Autistic people’s disabilities are widely known, but one of their best-established strengths is their attention to detail.
Simon Baron-Cohen
It’s very important for the parents of young autistic children to encourage them to talk, or for those that don’t talk, to give them a way of communicating, like a picture board, where they can point to a glass of milk, or a jacket if they’re cold, or the bathroom.
Temple Grandin
It took 24 years for me to harness my autistic traits into something useful, and I have grown to regard them as a kind of superpower. Cooking, to me, is akin to algebra, and my mind a pocket calculator.
Jack Monroe
When looking for an Oscar-winning performance Americans demand not mental instability but mental disability, ie Tom Hanks playing a simpleton or Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man. The Yanks are suckers for such patronising tosh.
Harry Enfield
I’m hoping that autism is going to get to that same point, where it becomes quite ordinary to say, ‘I have autism,’ or ‘I have Asperger’s syndrome,’ and that there will be many more resources available to make life easier for people on the autistic spectrum.
Simon Baron-Cohen
Some autistic children cannot stand the sound of certain voices. I have come across cases where teachers tell me that certain children have problems with their voice or another person’s voice. This problem tends to be related to high-pitched ladies’ voices.
Temple Grandin
Mark Zuckerberg is a genius. Not in the Asperger’s, autistic way depicted in the very fictional movie ‘The Social’ Network, the cognitive genius of exceptional ability. That’s a modern definition that reduces the original meaning.
Antonio Garcia Martinez
I am much less autistic now, compared to when I was young. I remember some behaviors like picking carpet fuzz and watching spinning plates for hours. I didn’t want to be touched. I couldn’t shut out background noise. I didn’t talk until I was about 4 years old. I screamed. I hummed. But as I grew up, I improved.
Temple Grandin
Christians need to take the lead in educating people that children are gifts, as my autistic grandson most surely is. By going down the path we’re currently on, we might one day get rid of genetic diseases, but only at the cost of our own humanity.
Charles Colson
I think that autistic brains tend to be specialized brains. Autistic people tend to be less social. It takes a ton of processor space in the brain to have all the social circuits.
Temple Grandin
We had a severely autistic kid in my class, and I was always picked last in gym class, even after him. Naturally, that made me feel pretty bad as an eight-year-old.
Steven Crowder
We all want our children to be the best they can be; and one of the blessings of having an autistic child is that you notice every little achievement, and it becomes cause for celebration.
Didi Conn
I’m glad Carol Vorderman has left ‘Countdown;’ I mean, it’s not like she did much. She was effectively just an autistic shelf-stacker.
Michael McIntyre
I used to work with autistic children, and they said a lot of funny things to me.
James Acaster
Autistic children are extremely bright if you can connect to them and bring them into our world. Socially it’s really hard for them, but it can happen.
Tisha Campbell-Martin
I did a film, ‘X+Y’, in which I played somebody on the autistic spectrum. It’s a subject I didn’t know very much about, but being an actor gives yourself the opportunity to really immerse yourself in that world and learn things. It’s one of the great things about what I do.
Asa Butterfield
It’s absolutely imperative for the parents and the typical kids to have time by themselves, to go out to dinner or even go on vacation while someone else cares for the autistic child.
Jenny McCarthy
Autistic children are very difficult to take care of, especially severely autistic ones. When I was 4, I had almost no language; when I was 3, I had none at all.
Temple Grandin
The thing about being autistic is that you gradually get less and less autistic, because you keep learning, you keep learning how to behave. It’s like being in a play; I’m always in a play.
Temple Grandin
And I’m autistic, which means I can be hyperfocused but also all over the place at the same time. I think I’m very lucky to have found cooking because it’s the one area where a brain like mine really thrives.
Jack Monroe
Some teachers just have a knack for working with autistic children. Other teachers do not have it.
Temple Grandin
You go into another time zone when you are a parent of an autistic child, where any micro movement in a positive direction is such a cause for celebration.
Didi Conn
My biggest challenge is my severely autistic son.
Nadya Suleman
Most people assume that autistic people are not capable of empathy.
Claire Danes
I know a number of autistic adults that are doing extremely well on Prozac.
Temple Grandin