Assumptions about Autism are Detrimental to All Involved

By Danica C. (originally posted at My Corner of the Pond)
Something that has been bothering me for a while is someone who visited my family a while backand spent maybe an hour or two. This person told another friend my daughter was not on spectrum. Now this person has never up till that day spent time with my daughter. As far as I know she knows nothing of kids on the high end of the spectrum. Every individual with Autism is unique. No two diagnoses are the same. Just like each person has a different personality, each person has a different level of Autism. Yet she is an expert and is now telling others that I am making up my daughters autism?