Frequently Asked Questions About Autism

What parents want to know

The general public has a lot of questions about autism—from why ASD seems to be on the rise and what it’s like to live with autism to how to interact with a colleague with autism in the workplace. Pop culture often depicts autism as some kind of misunderstood genius disorder, which causes many people to have misconceptions, make assumptions, or just be fascinated and intrigued by ASD. The questions that parents of children with autism tend to have, however, are less about curiosity and far more personal.

Top 10 Questions About Autism

We get a lot of questions from the parents of our residential and outpatient students. There is so much that the healthcare industry still doesn’t understand about ASD, but we do our best to provide help and answers. Here are some of the most common questions we hear at the Springbrook Autism Program. If nothing else, reading through these questions should help you realize that you are not alone in this journey.