"These children often show a surprising sensitivity to the personality of the teacher. They can be taught... but only by those who give them true understanding and affection, people who show kindness towards them and yes, even humor. The teacher's underlying attitude influences, involuntarily and unconsciously, the mood and behavior of the child." ~Hans Asperger, 1944
"Autism is not a disease. It is integral to their identity. when people say they want a 'cure' to autism, they essentially want to eliminate who they are. It is a challenge, but certainly not a devastating one.
"If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." ~Albert Einstein
"Nobel prize-calibre geniuses often have certain core autistic features at their heart." ~Allan Snyder, director of Sydney University's Centre for the Mind."The difference between high-functioning and low-functioning is that high-functioning means your deficits are ignored, and low-functioning means your assets are ignored." ~Laura Tisoncik (from Circle of Mons blog)