Autism Awareness Month

During the month of April, join us in recognizing the individuals we serve at Lighthouse, and the men and women with autism all over the world!

Here are some awesome strengths and abilities in autism:

  • Learning to read at a very early age (known as hyperlexia)

  • Memorizing and learning information quickly

  • Thinking and learning in a visual way

  • Logical thinking ability

  • May excel (if able) in academic areas such as science, engineering and mathematics as they are technical and logical subjects that do not heavily rely on social interaction

  • Having an extraordinarily good memory (being able to remember facts for a long period of time)

  • Being precise and detail orientated

  • Exceptional honesty and reliability

  • Being dependable in regards to schedules and routines

  • Having an excellent sense of direction

  • Be very punctual

  • Strong adherence to rules

  • Able to concentrate for long periods of time when motivated

  • A drive for perfection and order

  • A capability for alternate problem solving

  • A rare freshness and sense of wonderment


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