Autism Quotes For Moms

- "Over the years, autism has almost been a diagnosis in the eye of the beholder, which allows for all kinds of arguments and dissension and theories and competing therapies to come into play." - John Donvan

- "Much attention has been focused on the MMR shot itself, whereas in all probability it is a combination of the three factors listed above: the increasing number of vaccines, the large amount of mercury, and the inherent danger of the triple vaccine.....The MMR vaccine is also especially suspect because laboratories in England, Ireland, and Japan have found evidence of MMR vaccine viruses in the intestinal tracts of autistic children, but not in control group, non-autistic children." - Bernard Rimland

- "Metaphor isn't just a fancy turn of speech. It shapes our thoughts and feelings, reaches out to grasp new experience, and even binds our five disparate senses. James Geary's fascinating and utterly readable I is an Other brings the news on metaphor from literature and economics, from neuroscience and politics, illuminating topics from consumer behavior to autism spectrum disorders to the evolution of language. As a writer, as a teacher, and as someone just plain fascinated by how our minds work, I've been waiting years for exactly this book." - James Richardson

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- "We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once." - Friedrich Nietzsche

- "Without intervention today, the cost of care for adults with autism will be significantly greater and the burden will no longer lie with the parents, but on our entire society." - Jenny McCarthy

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- "Asking the public health community to investigate the role of vaccines in the development of autism is like asking the tobacco industry to investigate the link between lung cancer and smoking." - Rick Rollens

- "Half of Silicon Valley's got a little bit of autism." - Temple Grandin

- "I decided to study special education and fell in love with working with individuals with autism. That's what I planned to do with my life." - Clay Aiken

- "I strongly recommend that students with autism get involved in special interest clubs in some of the areas they naturally excel at. Being with people who share your interests makes socializing easier." - Temple Grandin

- "I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher." - Temple Grandin

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- "William Stillman continues his fascinating exploration of the myriad connections between autism and human personality. The Soul of Autism makes a strong case for why we should embrace rather than fear the differences between us." - Dean Hamer

- "I am the father of a 9 year-old son whose descent into the world of autism began at the age of 7 months old after receiving numerous vaccinations in a single day; the same story that is told by thousands of other parents of children throughout the country whose healthy, normally developing children have become autistic after vaccinations." - Rick Rollens

Autism Quotes For Teachers

- "Autism is the filter through which all my other senses must pass, both input and output." - Stuart Duncan

- "Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by two main components: an inability to interact socially with other people with joint attention to understand other people's thoughts." - Gerald Fischbach

- "A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities." - Eda LeShan

- "There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can't compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of shrinks . . . to get back diagnoses that help explain away the deficiencies of their junior morons. I don't give a [bleep] what these crackerjack whack jobs tell you - yer kid is NOT autistic. He's just stupid. Or lazy. Or both." - Denis Leary

- "The risks are far greater to your child of not getting immunized than any kind of speculative potential relationship between the vaccine and the development of autism." - Irwin Redlener

- "The idea that vaccines are a primary cause of autism is not as crackpot as some might wish. Autism's 60-fold rise in 30 years matches a tripling of the US vaccine schedule." - Jenny McCarthy

Autism Quotes For Son

- "As the diagnosis of autism is increasing the diagnosis of mental retardation is decreasing. And more and more on the other end, the high end, more children who are just a little bit off, who ordinarily you would not single out now are being described as perhaps Asperger’s syndrome or on the high end of the autism spectrum, so I don’t believe there is an epidemic." - Gerald Fischbach

- "Autism is not a snapshot. It's a life." - Gerald Fischbach

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- "It was ability that mattered, not disability, which is a word I'm not crazy about using." - Marlee Matlin

- "This is a world of action, and not moping and droning in." - Charles Dickens

- "Being a typical teenager isn't easy. When you have autism, it can be extra difficult. We need more public awareness about these hurdles as well as compassion towards these young people." - Holly Robinson Peete

- "Autism's an important part of who I am, but I'm a college professor and an animal scientist first. And I wouldn't want to change 'cause I like the logical way I think." - Temple Grandin

- "Social thinking skills must be directly taught to children and adults with ASD. Doing so opens doors of social understandings in all areas of life." - Temple Grandin

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- "A lot of the hallmark behaviors of autism - flat affect, stimming, not looking someone in the eye - could very easily be misinterpreted as signs of guilt." - Jodi Picoult

- "Children with special needs inspire a very, very special love." - Sarah Palin

- "It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential." - Hans Asperger

- "You simply cannot tell other people they are stupid, even if they really are stupid." - Temple Grandin

- "The reason why [the medical community] is reluctant to talk about it is because there's such a huge business in pharmaceuticals." - Jenny McCarthy

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- "If you have autism in the family history, you still vaccinate. Delay it a bit, space them out." - Temple Grandin

- "One thing I'd like to just keep on doing is I want to educate people about animal behavior and about autism. I've been doing autism talks for the last 20 years and there still are people out there that do not want to, they can't recognize that these sensory problems are real. That, for some of these kids when that fire alarm goes off, that really hurts the ears, it's a really real thing." - Temple Grandin

- "In autism there is just genes in part more or less of a probability that you will have the disorder, and that is where interactions with the environment are key." - Gerald Fischbach

Autism Quotes For Parents

- "On the other hand, I think cats have Asperger's. Like me, they're very smart. And like me, sometimes they simply need to be left alone." - Jodi Picoult

- "I hope everyone can examine what is the most important relationship in life - the relationship between parent and child." - Jet Li

- "I'll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they're silent? They don't have a father around to tell them, 'Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don't sit there crying and screaming, idiot.'" - Michael Savage

- "The main problem, certainly, for the people who will not get vaccinated with Thimerosal, which was put into polio vaccine. And the belief was that it may cause autism. And there's been an awful lot done in terms of studies in Western Europe, Canada, the United States, and no correlation was found between Thimerosal and autism from those children who took vaccines. Indeed, when Thimerosal was taken out of many of these vaccines, the autism rate in the United States still rose." - David Oshinsky

- "The Flutie Bowl is a great event that brings together people who really care about the autism community. We always have a great time bowling and playing music." - Doug Flutie

- "I am also a believer in an integrated treatment approach to autism." - Temple Grandin

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- "I did not mean to suggest that autism could be traced to Neanderthal genes. The point is that some genes that have been implicated in autism changed pretty significantly between the time Neanderthal line and human line split." - Elizabeth Kolbert

- "We can either continue to collectively stand on the sidelines and debate what is causing autism and if it is an epidemic or we can get on the field and start addressing the real problem - a generation of children with autism. We are not focusing enough on prevention, treatments and support services." - Jenny McCarthy

Autism Quotes For Daughter

- "If I did not have my work, I would not have any life." - Temple Grandin

- "My son was diagnosed with autism. He's OK, he makes eye contact, but he doesn't talk. He needs eight hours a day of very intensive school, and you wouldn't even believe me if I told you how much it costs." - Steve Earle

- "They claim that autism naturally occurs at about 18 months, when the MMR is routinely given, so the association is merely coincidental and not causal. But the onset of autism at 18 months is a recent development. Autism starting at 18 months rose very sharply in the mid-1980s, when the MMR vaccine came into wide use. A coincidence? Hardly!" - Bernard Rimland

- "There's a saying within the Asperger community: if you've met one person with Asperger's syndrome, you've met one person with Asperger's syndrome ... Within this condition, beneath this label, the variety of personality, of humor, of behavior, is infinite." - Hugh Dancy

- "People on the autism spectrum don't think the same way you do. In my life, people who made a difference were those who didn't see labels, who believed in building on what was there. These were people who didn't try to drag me into their world, but came into mine instead." - Temple Grandin

- "For a long time our son ws a little boy with autism, which was a certain kind of challenge. Now that he's a teenager with autism - and a teenager who notices girls - we're faced with something else altogether." - Claire LaZebnik

- "People think about autism as something with kids. Well, those kids grow up." - Jason Katims

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