Remember the person with autism is first of all a real person. Treat the person the way you would like to be treated.
Considerations when interacting with people with autism:
Be aware that sometimes people with autism make noises that are unusual. Generally, they can’t help it. It is best to just carry on without drawing attention. Also, people with autism often have “self-stimulatory” behaviors such as jumping, flapping, and particular eye movements. They are just part of autism, and it is kind to not make a big deal about them.
Above suggestions by Krista Mason, mother of an autistic child and founder of Benjamin’s Hope.
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