When Parents Say “I HATE AUTISM” Their Words Affect Autistic Lives 2020-06-03 By: Bárbara Herrán On: June 3, 2020 In: Anti-neurodiversity, Autism, Bullying and abuse, Parenting With: 3 Comments Whoever invented the "sticks and stones" parable was a liar. Words hurt, especially parents who talk about autism like a burden. Words can lead to physical hurt. So, choose your words wisely. Autistic lives depend on it.