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Autism Corner: We Should Tell Children They are Autistic as Soon as Possible

[Source: Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism]

Many parents in our community feel they don’t know the “right” way or time to tell autistic children about their autism. For this reason, we are grateful for a recent study showing that “it is probably best to tell people they are autistic as soon as possible.” We talked with Bella Kofner, an author on the study who is also autistic, about what the study reveals; the personal experience of being told about one’s own autism; why it is crucial for autism research to include autistic direction; and some takeaways for both parents and/or autistic people themselves.

Read the Rest of this Article on Thinking Person’s Autism Guide


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