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Thursday, February 18, 2016 8:41 am

The Raw Truth About The Challenges People With Autism Face

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Challenges People in The Autism Community Face Everyday

Do you know the app Whisper? It's a social media app where people can post anonymously. We thought we'd ask the Whisper community if they had autism and if so, what were their biggest challenges. 


We got three responses, and even though these reponses were very different, they all had one similar thread that connects these three unique individuals. 

One responded, that their biggest challenge is "Being around people."

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Another responded, saying that "Eye contact and learning not to be so blunt when I speak to people." We cannot include the image of this individual's post as the image that they chose might be considered offensive for some of our readers. 

The third person to respond to our Whisper said, "Connecting with people. I can't speak to people or read body language very well and just come across rather odd."

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We are uncertain how old these three individuals are, since this app's main draw is anonymity. However, it is insightful to see that people with autism struggle with social skills. 

Did you know we have a social skills group on Thursdays in Chula Vista at 4pm? Give us a call and see if it's suited for your child. Learn more about our social skills groups here

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