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What not to say to a person who has told you they are autistic

Kelly and Hester Grainger

Co-founders of Perfectly Autistic

Autism is a spectrum condition that affects people in different ways. However, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding autism, which can lead to awkward situations when someone discloses they have it.

It’s also a mental health issue – over one third of autistic people experience a serious mental health issue, with anxiety being especially closely linked.

Kelly Grainger, who is autistic, and his wife Hester Grainger have shared their top list of questions not to ask someone who has disclosed they are autistic.

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