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Autism and the Filipino: Debunking the myths

Most Filipinos have an averse attitude towards the subject of Autism. Pinoy culture is very Asian in its core; there is so much protocol and social norm surrounding our interactions that more often than not, we hardly mean what we say. When offered food by an acquaintance in a formal setting, we are expected to politely decline the first time because it is considered rude to accept after just one offer, but then again, the offer was ritualistic and was not really meant to be accepted. Social interaction among us Pinoys is never about what we say, it is more about the things we don’t say that gets noticed.

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