The myths surrounding autism – empathy

One of the worst, and most prolific stereo-types of people with autism is that they completely lack empathy. It is as if people think that those with autism are completely emotionless, and immune to the effects of human suffering.

On the whole autistic people are very offended by this, and often say that it’s the main myth they wish they could dispel.

Obviously people with autism can struggle to understand, and show their emotions at times. 

 by Paddy-Joe Moran