Top Ten Reasons Why You Shouldn't Make Fun of People With Autism

The Top Ten

1 It's not their fault they have autism

I have autism. When I was 1-3 yrs old I almost cannot communicate. I only knew a few words. Then at the age of 4 I started to communicate better that people could understand me. I went into speech therapy ever since. Then, I was 5 years old. I still didn't know abcs. I only knew the beginning of it. I also couldn't count to 30. I also struggled to read the simplest words that I should already know how to read at this age. I also didn't know how to tie my shoes. I also didn't know how to swim. All of this kept going on until I was 7. At that time I finally knew how to read but l was one of the lowest leveled kids in class. I knew abcs and I could count to 100. I could swim and tie my shoes. But the only math I knew how to do is addition. I struggled on subtraction and multiplication. Then I was 8 yrs old and I finally knew subtraction and multiplication. And in 4th grade I knew division. I was still one of the lower leveled students in class. I was 9 yrs old. But, I had serious ...more

This is offensive, because I have autism for some apparent reason.

I have an autistic brother, and he doesn't go to my school (Doesn't offer special needs help) so he can get the help he needs (at my town's public school). Many of my classmates have asked why he goes to a different school, and I don't hide the reason why. Recently, most of the boys in my class have been making fun of people with autism. Making comments like "There should be a class award for most autistic". This makes me really upset, but most of the time I'm not close enough or in the right situation to tell them to stop. I want to do something but I'm just not sure what, any suggestions?

I have autism, but I don't really care about it. In fact, it's the reason why I'm interested in things.

2 It's inhumane and rude

So if someone has autism you should never make fun of them in any way; even jokes that have no relation to their condition? I think that if you're the kind of person that throws a temper tantrum whenever someone jokes about you then maybe you don't really belong in a normal society.

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

It's extremely offensive.

When I saw just a few comments trying to make fun of autistic people, I shrieked like a vampire.

3 They are intelligent, even if others think otherwise

As a teen with high functioning autism, I'm pretty smart. Heck, I have the names of all 118 elements of the periodic table and the capitols of each state memorized.

Albert Einstein had autism and he was the smartest person to exist.

I have an autistic friend at school who is 13 years old and he knows all the events of the Soviet Union.

Many people such as Charles Darwin, Issac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Mozart have been affected by a syndrome on the autism spectrum.

4 They're human beings, too

People who make fun og Autism thinks that Autistic people are aliens

Yeah what are we, monsters?

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

Humans are humans, no matter the difference.

5 There's nothing wrong with having autism

My brother, one of my friends and one of my friends 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 scenes and sometimes even a lot of speed when running! You have to except 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 real angry with anyone at school who makes fun of autistic people because it's like their having a go at my brother and friend and if you have a go at my brother (or friend/s) you mess with me! And if u 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 then me but, ultimately, having autism should even be ...more

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.

Exactly! It makes them unique and special!

I don't like people calling themselves special were all the same - 2storm

I have to tell myself this all the time.

6 They are very nice people

They are kind and nice people. Don't get discouraged! The only reason that they don't want to be your friend is because they can't see what a wonderful person you are. You should want to be friends with someone who doesn't see past you bad social skills or disorder! Friends should except you for who you are, not who you try to be.

Yeah some or them I met were super frendly and smiled every day at school

They are good people. Everyone of them has and an talent, waiting to be found!

Not every person is nice. I had behavior problems throughout my whole School year. Then during the 11th grade, I started to care less and less and outright be a jerk to almost everyone at my school. My 12th grade year was no better either. - Gehenna

7 There have been many amazing autistic people in history

The people who hate autistic people and like Tim Burton and/or Albert Einstein are hypocrites.

Yeah. Einstein had Autism and he was one of the smartest people in history of mankind!

Albert Einstein never had a confirmed case of autism. He did show symptoms, though. - DontMakeARookieMistake

Tim Burton. You know, the guy who directed Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, the 1989 Batman, and Ed Wood. He has autism.

Sadly, he didn't do ParaNorman. Not every stop-motion film is by Tim Burton. But yes, it is a great movie nonetheless. - OnyxDash

The person who created Pokemon is autistic

8 Autistic people get easily angered if you make fun of them

I get angered...very easily. Especially when I see these sad excuse for a joke

I have a friend who has autism at my school and he is obsessed with Russia and the Soviet Union. Then one day some people were saying, "Kill the Russians" to him and 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 were saying those things. People should learn that autistic people are also humans and they can get upset if they are made fun of.

You should stop thinking that autistic people are in the vast majority of getting easily triggered when you met just only a few autistics.

People make fun of me and hate on me because of the stuff I like. It makes me so angry that I can't deal anymore. I never insult people for what they like. I would never insult anyone.

9 Have you ever stopped to think how people with autism feel about it?

People with autism feel really uncomfortable. When I see someone making fun of autism, I feel broke because the human race is supposed to be a team. Not against each other like racism or sexism. I don't know exactly how autistic people feel when they see such heartless people making fun of it, but I know that it's not the right thing to do.

We feel how you would if you were teased for being the "weirdo". Alone and trapped in a maze of bullying and apathy with many dead ends and no exit. - Cyri

Don't be judgemental, understand someone before judging them.

You need to understand someone before judging

Yeah I have autistic friends

10 Some great TheTopTens users are autistic

I hate autistic people, they are so dumb. I'm going to eliminate every autistic person in the world!

When I joined this site, I thought I would be the outcast because of my autism. It just took me some time to realize TheTopTens is full of great, accepting people.

There are autistic users on here that make high quality lists and seem like very friendly people.

I have high-functioning autism.

The Contenders

11 It makes autistic people special and who they are

Thank you so much! I have autism and I wish people would be more accepting. Just because someone has a disability doesn't make them bad. ACCEPTANCE PEOPLE.

Yes true we are special and you people should know that thank you so much of making this list

I agree.

12 It makes today's society seem awful

This is why aliens won't visit us.

Nah, our society is full of creepy people who dress up as animals and act like they are. - Pokemonfan10

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

good

Thank you

13 You can't change who they are

This is exactly TRUE! You can't change a person for who they were, especially if they have autism. Let the people with autism live their life, love themselves for truly are and especially autistic people deserved to be treated respectfully like a human being.

14 Bullying is never okay

Bullying is a disaster.

Bully is not cool.

15 You might get a child with autism

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

I am not having children.

Well I don't really want a child so...SOORREEEYYY

That 'll bite you in the butt

16 You might have autism yourself

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.

I had no clue I was autistic until I was eleven years old. Almost twelve. My parents knew since I was three... -_-

Same, except I had a feeling there was something not right but I didn't know what it was - Copenhagen

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

You never know if you may be autistic.

17 Your best friends could have autism

My friend, Ben Cherry makes fun of people with Autism

18 Autistic people are special, kind and intelligent

Not all are special, kind, intelligent. Like normal people autistic people can be jerks and yet receive no punishment (not trying to offend anyone here), people support autism too much. One example in my school, more than several years ago, an autistic kid was trying to piss me off, he was one of the most popular classmates he was praised not only because he was a smart child prodigy but because he had "autism", and anything I said anything negative against him to defend myself, all of his fans or friends would jump into me and try to assault me off, similar experiences like this also happened later when I entered high school. I'm not trying to make fun of anyone here, or be against autism, but people should treat autism like as a normal person and not as they are special beings and not that they "deserve anything they want" treatment. For your experience sure they are kind, smart, supporting and that is a good thing and trait coming from special people, but people can have bad ...more

Not all of them, no offense. My sister has autism she is SPECIAL and KIND!

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. Insult hurt me, then you might want to run... I will occasionally even bite you or extremely rarely try to choke you. So yeah. You know.

I have autism and I'm proud of who I am.

Good, be yourself. Don't change for others cause you wont be happy in the end. - AlphaQ

19 Some of them are not mentally retarded

Using the word "retarted" is VERY rude. My sister is one of those autistic kids who don't know how many things. That's just very rude to whoever added this.

Most of them aren't retards. I have an autistic friend, and he's certainly not retarded.

Making fun of autistic people is very offensive, especially if it's about mentally retarded people.

That's exactly correct.

20 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.

That's true, cause I am a artist, writer, and a dancer.

They WILL become great people!

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

21 It's not funny

Anyone who thinks jokes about disabilities are funny cannot think of any actual clever jokes.

I heard some some people taunting and making fun of an autistic kid inside a movie theater while the kid was acting out because of the loud volume of the movie

This is probably why that anyone who jokes about this doesn't become a comedian.

Talk about a poorly constructed sense of Humour

22 They've already been bullied too much

Isn't BULLYING AN AUTISTIC PERSON ENOUGH?!?! I MEAN THERE IS MORE PEOPLE TO MAKE FUN OF! don't JUST AIM AT THE SILENT BOY/GIRL!. by the way yea ik what it feels like because I have it and it not fun. But meh I forgot all my bad memories and I'm a very nice and kind person now and that's why so autistic girls like me so much ;).

23 They throw tantrums easily

You do realized that not all people with autism throws tantrums. Some do, some don't.

You mean meltdowns and sometimes breakdowns, which I get frequently

Really offensive.

Umm... is not this making fun of them and no5 all of them doo

They're not tantrums. Tantrums come from "want." Sensory overload and meltdowns occur because of our senses being overwhelmed. To say that it's anxiety-inducing is an understatement. - Cyri

24 They are very normal people.

People with autism are just people like you and I, but they're just a little bit different than the common human. They have some constraints on what they can do, but they have also 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 have all some autistic characteristics.

That's a paradox. If you say that you are normal ( that means you like everybody else ), why making a top ten blog like this one then?

I'm not normal. It's a hassle not to be weird

Not all of them anyways.

25 They're very kind people

That depends on who they are.

I'm nice, actually I treat people the way they treat me. If you are nice to me I am nice to you. If you are mean to me I will be mean to you. Etc

Trust me. I'm very nice as long as you're nice to me too. It's your problem if you don't like me.

Some are actually pretty abusive

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