Autism Awareness Month – Autism Strengths

Autism Awareness Month Three Oaks Counseling Texas

April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance month, and April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. In advocating and spreading acceptance it seems fitting to share some of the strengths of Autistic people.

Special Interests: Autistic individuals often develop intense passions and interests in specific subjects. This focused attention can lead to deep knowledge, expertise, and dedication in their areas of interest. These interests can be a source of joy, motivation, and connection with others who share similar passions.

Exceptional Memory: Many Autistic people have an outstanding memory for details, facts, and information. They may have a remarkable ability to recall specific dates, numbers, or events. Especially about their areas of special interest.

Tech Savvy: Many Autistic people have a natural affinity for technology and may excel in using computers, coding, gaming, and digital art. Technology can be a powerful tool for communication, learning, and self-expression.

Pattern Recognition: Autistic individuals often have a talent in recognizing patterns and details that others may overlook. This ability can be valuable in fields such as mathematics, engineering, technology and detail oriented work.

Logical Thinking: Autistic people are often logical and analytical thinkers. They may have a natural talent for problem-solving, mathematics, and understanding complex systems.

Honesty and Integrity: Autistic people tend to be honest, straightforward, and candid in their exchanges with others. They value honesty and integrity, which can contribute to meaningful relationships and clear communication.

Innovative Thinking: Often, Autistic people think outside the box and come up with unique solutions to problems. Their unconventional thinking can lead to inventive ideas and approaches. Additionally they may express their innovative thoughts creatively through art, music or writing.

Celebrating Diversity: Autism adds to the rich tapestry of human diversity, highlighting the unique strengths, talents, and perspectives of Autistic People. Embracing neurodiversity cultivates inclusion, acceptance, and appreciation for everyone’s gifts.

If you would like to participate in championing Autistic people, you can join in-person or virtually for the Texas Autism Autism Society’s Autism Walk on April 28, 2024.


TEA is having a Texas Autism Conference with a free family day in June 2024.

Stephanie Arsenault, MA, LPC

Stephanie Arsenault, MA, LPC-S

Stephanie is a Children and Family Therapist for Three Oaks Counseling Group.

She sees clients at our Georgetown and West Lake Hills offices.