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

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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

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. - Pony

I know quite a few people who have autism. My brother being one of them. They might seem stupid, but most of them are really smart! My brother excelled at basically everything (except English). Everyone treated him horribly. Since he couldn't talk as well, everyone figured he was stupid. They would insult him in his face which really hurted him. Over time. his autism wasn't as noticeable, all those people came to him FOR HELP. FOR HELP WITH HOMEWORK! Aughhh... People are such hypocrites... They say people with autism are dumb, and look what they did... Ughh

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2 It's inhumane and rude

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.

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. - styLIShT

Well, you shouldn't make fun of their autism, but you can make jokes about other things AS LONG as you stay respectful. - ResonatingScreamS

It's extremely offensive. - Powerfulgirl10

So the morale is give autistic people whatever they want.
Yea no. - iliekpiez

I don't think you get the point. You don't give them everything they want, that's not how it works. It's just rude to bully them. - sandycheeks

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3 They are intelligent, even if others think otherwise

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

If anything, there are some autistic people who are truly exceptional and incredible. - keycha1n

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

I have aspergers. the only ways it affects me are negative. I'm socilly awkward and I lash out when I get angry and beak things and immediately regtet it - ihatetrump

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4 They're human beings, too

If I was not human I would have been captured in area 51 that would be awesome than I could tell you the secrets of the SCP foundation

Yeah what are we, monsters?

Humans are humans, no matter the difference.

I, myself, am human. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

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5 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.

Not really. I have it, and I have no friends because of bad social skills.

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

Well I try to be nice, but I often come off as rude. If someone waves at me I usually won’t wave back because I’m so awkward and I never knew after someone asks “How are you? ” after you answer, you’re supposed to ask them. Also apparently ( I don’t know if I spelled that right ) if you cross your arms you’re coming off as rude, but I do it all the time because it’s comfortable.

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6 There's nothing wrong with having autism

Exactly! It makes them unique and special! - Minecraftcrazy530

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

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.

THANK YOU. Autism isn't bad and all about "social awkwardness" (I'm looking now at you, Disney). Why can't people be ACCEPTING?

Who wrote this reasoning is an idiot and is wrong because 1.Autism is not fun to have 2.There are things wrong with autism and 3.Makes your brain think you won't have a driver license

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7 There have been many amazing autistic people in history

Yeah. Einstein had Autism and he was one of the smartest people in history of mankind! - MarioMikuFan380

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. - OnyxDash

Yeah. Me and lots of other autistic people are very smart.

If autism didn’t exist we would be behind

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8 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

You need to understand someone before judging - Nateawesomeness

Yeah I have autistic friends

I have aspergers and I really don't care - venomouskillingmachine

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

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. - PhoebeThunderman

It's true, because I'm autistic and probably bipolar as well, because my anger happens incredibly fast, instantly, randomly, and spreads like a raging fire. - RockFashionista

This item is actually offensive to people with autism. A lot of people with autism don't really care. - venomouskillingmachine

I couldn't agree more. In fact, I sympathize with those who have been made fun of as I've been in the same situation for many times.

This happens every day with me - Copenhagen

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10 It makes today's society seem awful

This is why aliens won't visit us. - RockFashionista

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. - MarioMikuFan380

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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

Autism does not make people who they are - ihatetrump

I agree.

12 Some great TheTopTens users are autistic

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. - yaygiants16

There are autistic users on here that make high quality lists and seem like very friendly people. - 3DG20

I have high-functioning autism. - MarioMikuFan380

I'm mildly autistic, and I guess I'm alright. - Spicygarlic

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13 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... -_- - RockFashionista

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. - Neonco31

Me and my sister have autism- Imir Ward

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14 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. - Copenhagen

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

If that happens to me then it'll be like
hangin round my best friend again

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15 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. - PhoebeThunderman

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

16 Autistic people are special, kind and intelligent

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

THANK YOUUU FOR SAYING THIS BECAUSE IT'S SO TRUE. Disney SAYS "OH KIDS WITH AUTISM ARE SOCIALLY AWKWARD AND CAN'T UNDERSTAND LOVE" BUT THEY NEED TO SHUT UP.

Disney doesn't say that. Also my autistic brother is their biggest fan. - Blueberrycheerios

17 It's not funny

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

Talk about a poorly constructed sense of Humour - SpectralOwl

It's really not. - Powerfulgirl10

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

When we go outside he often screams really loud 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 behaviour 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 very funny at all.

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18 Some of them are not mentally retarded

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

Making fun of autistic people is very offensive, especially if it's about mentally retarded people. - Powerfulgirl10

*most of them

Like me, I have High functioning Autism and an Above average IQ - SpectralOwl

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19 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 ;).

20 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 - Copenhagen

Hate to break it to you, but meltdowns aren't temper tantrums... - ItsPisces

Really offensive. - Cyri

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21 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 - Copenhagen

Some autistics are "normal", while others aren't normal in the slightest (like Chris-chan and Ahuviya Harel).

Anyway, being normal is boring.

22 They're very kind people

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 - Lunala

That depends on who they are.

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. - Userguy44

Some are actually pretty abusive - Ihateschool

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23 You should not make fun of anyone

Just don't do it...

24 They are really good detectives

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

One of the, noticed my pants were lose and threw a Lego into my butt. - AlphaQ

That's me! - PhoebeThunderman

Me--What color are your eyes?
My Cousin--Blue!
(They are actually hazel XDD.)

We need to establish a new world order. - KayleeKicklighter

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25 Many famous people are autistic too

Like Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Isaac Newton...etc.

Like Satoshi Tajiri (the person who created pokemon.)

26 Bullying is never okay

Bullying is a disaster. - Userguy44

27 They are fun people to be around with

They are fun to be around with they are kind people to be around with it make me wanna when autistic kids are made fun of

28 We all have a bit of ASD

I Was diagnosed with ASD with anger management. I can code, and live normally. The stupid people are the ones making fun of ASD. Autistic people DO GO SUICIDAL when their told their worthless because of autism.

29 You'll look like a jerk

Not just look like one. - Cyri

Exactly.

I hate that

No what is wrong with u. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

30 It's a serious topic
31 They are not robots
32 They have may have friends

Not all autistic people have no friends, there are some that actually have friends

I have three close friends. - Cyri

I’m mostly pretty introverted, but I’ve had quite a few best friends throughout the years. - 3DG20

You shouldn’t say that to people who has autism because you don’t know if they have friends or they could have a lot more friends then you think. You should think about what you said before you say it cause you could really make people with autism really mad and you don’t want that to happen do you

33 They're not as bad as you think they are
34 You can't change who they are
35 It is harassment and bullying

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

36 Not all autistic people are the same.

I exactly agree with this because not only they're 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, being threatened by others, getting lots of put downs because of their disabilities and everyone deserves to be treated equally with RESPECT.

37 They are very forgiving
38 Your best friends could have autism

My friend, Ben Cherry makes fun of people with Autism

39 Most of them are not mentally retarded

I hate how people think autism is a disorder that makes people mentally retarded because that's not what it is. Autistic people are actually brilliant and should never be made fun of.

Yeah, at first glance I appear to be simply a shy and so-called "normal" girl. - Lunala

Madame Wolf is displeased with this, it’s already on the list! * anger - MadameWolf

40 Because you're not perfect either

Nobody's perfect

41 Because you don't want to be made fun of either
42 They are just normal people

Kind of. We are more like the "normal" people than some people think, yes. - Cyri

43 It's pointless
44 There's more to life than mocking people
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