Top 10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Make Fun of People with Autism

The Top Ten
1 It's not their fault they have autism

I agree so much. I have autism, and I really hate it when autistic people get bullied and discriminated against for no reason and are compared to the likes of that abomination of a human being known as Chris-Chan. I'm autistic and am NOTHING like him. Heck, he shouldn't be considered autistic but rather a mentally ill weirdo. It is the bullies who hate autism who deserve to be punished and put into a mental hospital, not autistic people themselves.

It's not like I asked to be born with autism. I just was. However, I will admit my autism was worse when I was younger.

When I was younger, I was antisocial and didn't want to talk to anyone. Only through counseling did I become more social. While I've gotten better at managing my autism, I don't let autism be an excuse for my life.

In a nutshell, autism is a birth condition that can increase intelligence. I know I have autism, and I don't let it weigh me down. Enough said.

2 It's inhumane and rude

It's not fair. Just because something is different doesn't mean it's acceptable to make fun of it. Not only is it not their fault, but it's not cool. I would rather hang out with someone who's nice and has autism than someone who's rude and doesn't have it.

It's mean, despicable, and inexcusable. We should accept people for who they are. If you don't like someone, that's fine. But if you don't have anything nice to say, just say it in your head where no one can hear it but you.

I have a friend who is getting bullied, and he's autistic. So, my friends and I told someone, and it is a good thing it is anonymous because they would take their rage out on us. They are not just bullying him, but they are talking about him being autistic and making fun of him. He doesn't even know they are bullying him because they are doing it behind his back. It makes me sick what people are doing to special needs kids.

3 They're human beings, too

I was just diagnosed with Asperger's. People make fun of my spelling, self-confidence, lack of friends, and many other things. It feels like people who make fun of us don't realize we have hearts too.

Exactly. Just like non-autistic people, we're going to make mistakes too and learn from them. Just give us some time and patience.

They are. This is important to remember, and they're just like the rest of us.

4 They are intelligent, even if others think otherwise

Thank you for adding this. It warms my heart. I have autism, and I'm so sick of people looking at me like, "But you're too smart to have autism!" I am smart, but seriously, autism is what heightened my IQ. My autism gave me some undesirable traits, sadly, but it also gave me, a seventh grader, an 11.9 reading level.

Many people with autism have a heightened artistic and intellectual sense, which compensates for their lack of social skills. Some of the most amazing people were autistic, yet many still look down upon it.

5 There's nothing wrong with having autism

Being autistic isn't all butterflies and rainbows (and hey, being non-autistic isn't either). My brain is different, not broken. I am also blessed with a better long-term memory, enhanced visual skills, enhanced focus that leads to more practice and better skills, and a very unique perspective that makes it easy for me to make other people think differently or laugh when I say silly things. I like myself. Being autistic is not the end of the world.

My brother, one of my friends, and one of my friend's sisters have autism, and all three of them act like normal people, talk like normal people, and live like normal people. Why am I saying "like normal people"? They are normal people!

Autism can be a real blessing! It gives them better memory, enhanced senses, and sometimes even a lot of speed when running! You have to accept people for who they are. They can't help that they have autism, and they can't help that sometimes they can't understand. They are wrongfully classified as "different," and I hate it!

I get really angry with anyone at school who makes fun of autistic people because it's like they're having a go at my brother and friend. If you have a go at my brother (or friends), you mess with me! And if you mess with me... Let's just say you don't want to!

There is absolutely nothing wrong with having autism! Yes, sometimes I feel like my parents are paying more attention to my brother than me, but ultimately, having autism should even be something to be proud of! I want to punch in the face whoever made up the joke about people with autism!

6 They are very nice people

I am autistic, and people have been bullying me since 6th grade for being autistic. It was really annoying and rude. They were like, "IT IS FAIR, YOU LITTLE MAGGOT! YOU'RE AUTISTIC! THAT'S WHAT YOU DESERVE!"

I was really nice to them just so I could also be a part of the spotlight, like my friend Dash, who everyone is always asking for autographs and stuff like that. I never did anything wrong, and they were just trying to cover up the fact that they were bullying me for having autism. Looking back on the things I have done, I was just trying to be someone and fit in.

I'm not trying to imitate "Shape of My Heart" by BSB. I was never really familiar with popular trends, so I tried to mask the fact that I was just wanting to contribute to society. If you make fun of autistic people and you are reading this, YOU'RE A JERK! I ABSOLUTELY HATE YOU!

7 There are many amazing autistic people

I use the website, and I have autism. Autistic people should be celebrated (also normal people and other kinds of people), not shunned in modern society. Not all autistic people are really smart or really aggressive. We come in many forms.

People think autistic people are retards who don't listen and are really smart. I know a lot about Geography, but I don't know about Science. Please, people, stop this abuse.

SOME of you guys have autism? Wow, I didn't even know that! A couple of people on this site without a username or an account said that they had autism, but some of the users I know, I didn't even know have autism.

8 They get easily angered if you make fun of them

Not all do. Autism affects some people more than it does others. I will admit that I get a little annoyed when I see people making stereotypes about how all autistic people are retarded and throw temper tantrums. But I don't let it get to me too much because I understand that most of what they say is a joke. Even when it's not, chances are what they think about you is completely irrelevant because they're most likely people you just happen to encounter.

I have a friend who has autism at my school, and he is obsessed with Russia and the Soviet Union. One day, some people were saying, "Kill the Russians" to him. They said, "You're going to die in Russia," and they also called him a communist. Then he had a terrible temper tantrum and a meltdown after they said those things.

People should learn that autistic people are also humans, and they can get upset if they are made fun of.

9 Bullying is never okay

No matter the reason why you are bullying someone, just don't, because it will bite you back later in life.

If you bully people with autism and any type of disability, then karma will get you!

YES! I have autism, and I was made fun of today! It really hurts emotionally.

10 You can't change who they are

This is exactly TRUE! You can't change a person for who they are, especially if they have autism. Let people with autism live their lives and love themselves for who they truly are. Autistic people deserve to be treated respectfully, like human beings.

The Contenders
11 You might get a child with autism

If you make fun of people with autism, it can happen to you too. Not that it automatically happens when you make fun of people, but there is always a chance that it can happen to you.

HAHA. There is this girl in my class who hates me for having autism, but maybe one day she will be holding an autistic kid for nine months.

Or anyone in your family may have autism because it's believed to run in families.

12 It makes today's society seem awful

Agree! If we continue to make fun of people just because they're different, it will make things worse. I have high-functioning autism, and I think autistics and other disabled people should be treated better.

During my teen years, I used to think I was born on the wrong planet. This is why.

This is why aliens won't visit us.

13 Autism makes autistic people special and who they are

Yes, they are. I have autism, and jeez, I'm one of the best at math (in my opinion) in my whole class! 35 x 59 = 2065! And I am kind... most of the time. Insults hurt me, and you might want to run if you insult me. I will occasionally even bite you or, extremely rarely, try to choke you. So yeah, you know.

NEVER make fun of an autistic person for being intensely into a special interest. Special interests help us cope and feel okay when we're bored or not feeling okay.

Not all, but yes, autistic people can be intelligent or kind. However, there is no denying that, just like non-autistic people, autistic people are special.

14 Your best friends could have autism
15 It's not funny

My brother is autistic. He is 5 years old at the moment. He cannot speak any languages. He is still not potty trained. He is in year 1 right now. He has not learned any numbers or any of the alphabet. He is different, but my family still adores him. Though he cannot communicate with us, he is still a lovely person that we are proud to have.

When we go outside, he often screams really loudly and runs around in a strange manner. People often look at him. I have seen a lot of people mock the way he walks and what he does, mostly teenagers. They imitate his movements.

These teens are normally older than me, so it is quite intimidating to stand up to them. But I would expect better behavior from people that are much older than me. These teens were about 16 to 18. These people are almost adults, yet they mock a small child that has special needs, not knowing anything about him. I find it quite immature. They find it very funny, but to me, it's not funny at all.

16 You might have autism yourself

Ever stopped to think about that? I've never been rude towards autistic people because I've always hated bullying, teasing, and insulting others in general. However, I had no idea that I had autism until many years later.

I always have behavioral problems with my playmate. Sometimes, I don't pay much attention because my mind constantly swings around all the time. I'm also very forgetful at times.

Makes fun of someone with autism, finds out he has it, gets mad, and everyone starts making fun of him, even his best friends who don't even like him anymore.

17 They may become great people

I actually want to be a cartoonist when I grow up. I might be famous. Look at all the famous people with autism like Einstein and Temple Grandin.

I am autistic. I am also actual friends with Temple Grandin because my mom works with her.

18 They have feelings

Exactly. You are right! People who mock people with autism are a bunch of idiots. If people bully me just because I have autism, I will be mean back.

They are human and have feelings!

19 They've already been bullied too much
20 They are very normal people.

People with autism are just people like you and me, but they're just a little bit different than the common human. They have some constraints on what they can do, but they also have possibilities that people without autism might be less likely to have. That's why they should be appreciated. Actually, there isn't a special line for people with and without autism. We all have some autistic characteristics.

Not everyone has exaggerated autism.

21 Not all autistic people are the same

I exactly agree with this because not only are they different, but people with autism have different types of disabilities (physical, intellectual, severe autism, Down syndrome, etc.). Also, NO ONE deserves to be bullied, harassed, threatened by others, or put down because of their disabilities. Everyone deserves to be treated equally with respect.

22 They are really good detectives

Autistic people are really good at spotting things that others don't pay attention to.

23 Because you're not perfect either
24 It makes you look stupid
25 You'll look like a jerk
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