A mother lists five things you should never say to a parent of a child with autism.

1. “What’s wrong with him?”

2. “I’m sorry.”

3. “Just tell him to stop.” (When he’s screaming or loud.)

4. “Isn’t he too old/big for that?”

5. “He’ll grow out of it.”

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