The autism spectrum is quite broad. Sometimes people with Autism are regarded as being unintelligent In my limited experience autistic people can be very clever, such as Einstein and Newton. However, because they are often misunderstood, I believe their dignity can be undermined because some people think they are unintelligent.
Totally agree with you Jan. In my experience this is true. I take service users into the community and the hardest part of that is public perception, and the at times egregious behaviour.