Autism Acceptance Month – Day 23 – “but you don’t look Autistic”

I have heard the phrase “but you don’t look Autistic” so many times. What does autism look like? I didn’t know we had any specific look. If you have met one autistic person… you have met one autistic person. We are all different in appearance (unless you know Autistic twins). Autism is how our brains are wired – it does not affect appearance. You might know an Autistic person with a co-morbid condition that does affect their appearance. That is a situation unique to that person. Every Autistic person is different.

This is a very small sample of what Autism looks like:

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos!

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