Read books about Autism by people with Autism (for example; Temple Grandin or my book “MICHAELISM: My POV on Life with Autism). Be sure to try your best on being open minded, because there are many different opinions about Autism by professionals who claim to be 100% experts. And try to spend time with people with Autism by getting to know each other, like “Nice to meet you” or so.
It’s just like Stephen Shore said “If you met one person with Autism, then you have met one person with Autism”, and try to focus on people’s own talents (because they do have many talents) to help build their own challenges. They even might SURPRISE you one day, but WHO KNOWS! When it comes to Q&As, try to ask a person with Autism their opinion.
Remember, give them a voice. ALWAYS.
If so, here are MY 6 RECOMMENDATIONS on learning about Autism Spectrum Disorder (available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Apple Books and Google Play):
1. MICHAELISM: My POV on Life with Autism (by Michael Tanzer)
2. What do you see when you take a look at me? (by Janet Arnold)
3. How to Explain a Diagnosis to a Child: An Interactive Resource Guide for Parents and Professionals (by Janet Arnold & Francine McLeod)
4. A Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Family Member, and Teacher Needs to Know (by Fred R. Volkmar & Lisa A. Wiesner)
5. Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism (by Barry M. Prizant)
6. The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism (by Temple Grandin)