How “The Golden Rule” Harms Autistic People

Woman sitting down distressed with her hands on her ears, looking down, while five people sit around her in a circle looking at her. One woman has a hand on her back.

Miscommunication and misinterpretation of autistic people happens very early in life. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Or in modern language, “Treat other people as you would like to be treated.” Everyone knows about The Golden Rule. Most people learn about it from a young age, either in school, or […]