They put children in boxes, reducing them to a meaningless check-list of symptoms and antisocial behavior.
And it’s only by educating people and confronting the myths and misconceptions head-on that people will learn to stop putting special children in these boxes.
But this behavior is almost always reactive rather than intentionally violent behavior intended to cause harm. This misconception makes it less likely that other children will want to befriend a child with Asperger’s.
For a child that already struggles with social interaction, being ostracised is damaging and will further hamper their emotional development.
They just need someone to show them the way, and help them fit in.
The idea that children with Asperger’s are not normal is very damaging.
By dismissing a child as lacking empathy, we’re depriving them of the social interaction that could make it easier for them to process their emotions.
Of course with the right support, children with this condition can learn to use their unique traits to accomplish goals others would struggle to achieve.
With a better understanding of this condition, more people will understand that Asperger’s Syndrome is a unique way of seeing the world that comes with its own set of strengths.
To challenge the way people see Asperger’s Syndrome, we’ve put together some of the most common myths about the disorder. It’s something you outgrow It’s not uncommon for people to dismiss the behavior of a child with Asperger’s Syndrome as nothing more than antisocial tendencies which will be outgrown.
Asperger’s Syndrome is one of the most misunderstood developmental disorders on the autism spectrum, largely because it remains shrouded in stereotypes and prejudices.
We need to confront these misconceptions which do more harm than good.