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Seeing beyond the spectrum : dispelling autism myths
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Seeing beyond the spectrum : dispelling autism myths

With research advances, scientists are debunking myths and gaining a deeper understanding of autism. It is time to let go of outdated beliefs and embrace new knowledge about this neurodivergent condition

The puzzle piece ribbon has been a symbol of autism for decades, representing the complexity of this condition. With research advances, scientists are debunking myths and gaining a deeper understanding of this condition. On World Autism Awareness Day (2 April), it is time to let go of outdated beliefs and embrace new knowledge about this neurodivergent condition. In this infographic, we dispel four prevalent myths about autism, aiming to promote greater acceptance and support for people on the spectrum.

 

In this infographic, we dispel four prevalent myths about autism, aiming to promote greater acceptance and support for people on the spectrum.
An infographic dispelling four prevalent myths about autism | Illustration by Namitha Prabhu

Editor’s Note : this infographic is the fourth in a six-part series commemorating the World Autism Awareness Day (2 April)

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