Historical studies on ASD have found “aspects” of the behaviour such as aggressive behaviours associated with ASD have been found to be linked with “parenting stress”.
However, McGuiness aired his frustration about people jumping to conclusions about the behaviours of autistic children.
“People need to stop being so judgmental about others with autism and assuming kids are just being unruly and naughty if they’re having a meltdown,” he said.
“I try to educate kb-heads, rather than rising to their ignorance.”
In the past, McGuiness and his wife Christine blamed themselves for the development of autism in their children.