Communication differences

Communication is how we show others what we want and need. All autistic people communicate, but we communicate in different ways than non-autistic people. Some of us use words, while others don’t. Some of us talk with our mouths, while others are non-speaking.

Autistic people communicate in different ways. If we use words, we might use them differently. We might have a different sense of humor, or we might not like making small talk.

We understand things differently! For example, we might not understand if someone is joking, or we might understand pictures better than words.

Here are more ways autistic people communicate: