When people posit or perpetuate some of these ideas about what causes autism, it hurts our community irreparably.
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It is my hope, for those of you who may be at the beginning of your journey with an autistic child, that these things might help you avoid some of the many, many mistakes we made and a great deal of unnecessary pain.
Let's move on and put these myths to rest so we'll have more to celebrate next year on Autism Awareness Day.
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