Autism Advocacy Network

Autism Financial Literacy

Some people with autism may have difficulty understanding or talking about money. This can make it hard to manage finances, budget, or save money. Other people with autism may be very interested in money and have a good understanding of financial concepts.

There is a lot of misinformation and myths surrounding autism and finance. Some people think that people with autism are not capable of handling money or that they are more likely to be taken advantage of financially. However, there is no evidence to support either of these claims. In fact, people with autism can be very capable of managing their finances and may even have a better understanding of financial concepts than neurotypical people.

For those with autism that have difficulty understanding money, it can make everyday tasks like budgeting and shopping difficult. There are a few things that can help make managing money easier for people with autism. One is to use a budget or spending plan to keep track of income and expenses. Another is to set up a system for handling money, such as using a cash box or envelope for spending money and keeping track of receipts. Finally, it can be helpful to find a trusted person to help with financial matters.

Autism and intellectual disabilities are both neurological conditions that can affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. People with autism may have difficulty understanding social cues and may be unable to communicate effectively. People with intellectual disabilities may have difficulty understanding complex concepts and may have difficulty with learning and memory.

Individuals with autism can have a range of IQ scores. However, in general, autism is characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication, and repetitive behaviors or interests. People with autism may also have above-average IQ scores in certain areas, such as in visual processing or memory.
There is no known connection between autism and genius, although there are certainly some very smart people with autism.

Some experts believe that the high functioning end of the autism spectrum may have a higher-than-average incidence of genius-level IQ, but this has not been proven.

Einstein is often cited as an example of a high-functioning individual on the autism spectrum. It is estimated that Einstein had an IQ of 160, and he is considered one of the most influential physicists of the 20th century.


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