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

Oh well you might be a bad person

This list is great! I have autism, and I'm proud who I am. - MorlaTurtle8

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

Just having a deep inspection on this site. The amount of autistic users in this site is unusually high. - g5

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2 It's inhumane and rude

Exactly. - Misfire

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

Their humans too!

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

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3 They are intelligent, even if others think otherwise

I hope they know that one, if not the most intelligent, person in the world had it...

I'm more intelligent then you would expect, and I'm autistic. Do you know that if you eat one banana a day you are significantly less likely to develop asthma? It's because of the potassium.

Yeah, I'm autistic, but I'm still the smartest in my class - Dragon12604

Usually, they have an higher IQ than the average person their age but on the other hand unfortunately, that sacrifices some of their social skills.

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4 They're human beings, too

Agreed with everything on this list - codgtamk34

Yes, I agree. - Misfire

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

I, myself, am human. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

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5 They are very nice people

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

Actually, I'm mean to everyone who is mean to me. This is why I have no friends. I'm also very awkward and don't like carrying on conversations outside of the internet. - Copenhagen

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

I'm an example. As long as you're nice to me. I'll be nice to you. Keep that in mind. Sorry if this sounds very arrogant. - Userguy44

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6 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 - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

Itsamemario, you STFU instead. You're such a judgmental prick towards autistic folks. How would you like it if you're one of them and you're given crap for it?

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.

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7 Some great TheTopTens users are autistic

True, even though I am not an official user

I'm autistic and I'm an okay top 10 user

I'm autistic! - Dragon12604

I'm autistic - Satanscurse35

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8 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! - 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

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

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

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

Don't be judgemental, understand someone before judging them. - MorlaTurtle8

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

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

Not all. - Luckys

I'm autistic and I try to control my anger

This happens every day with me - Copenhagen

I can handle jokes. But I hate insulting things. - Userguy44

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The Contenders

11 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 - aqua84

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

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.

YES THIS IS TRUE I AM SPECIAL
I AM KIND
I AM intelligent... - Murphypaw

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12 It makes autistic people special and who they are

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

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.

I agree.

13 It makes today's society seem awful

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

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

Thank you

Exactly! - codgtamk34

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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14 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.

15 You might have autism yourself

Me and my sister have autism- Imir Ward

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

BEST ONE! - Aquastar_of_DewClan

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16 You'll look like a jerk

Yes. - Luckys

Not just look like one. - Cyri

Exactly.

No what is wrong with u. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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17 They are just normal people

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

I was just diagnosed with Aspergers, people make fun of my spelling, self confidence, lack of friends, and many other things, it feels that people who make fun of us, don’t realize we have hearts too.

18 You might get a child with autism

I am not having children. - Copenhagen

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...

That 'll bite you in the butt

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

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19 They may become great people

They WILL become great people! - Luckys

Don't Forget Tim Sharp (Creator Of Laserbeakman) Tim Sharp is Also Autistic He was Moderate, He Met Grandin, And I'm Autistic myself and I like being Autistic

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

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

20 There's more to life than mocking people

Exactly! What about building people up? Ya know that's a thing too! 😒😂😂

21 It's not funny

This is probably why that anyone who jokes about this doesn't become a comedian. - Pokemonfan10

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

THANK YOU! SOMEONE WHO KNOWS THAT DISABLED PEOPLE AREN'T FUNNY! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

I mean, we have no sense of humor, I can only laugh at dirty jokes ;(

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22 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. - Luckys

I have Autism but I'm not a mental retard. - XxMontrealxXRBLX

Yes so true - RylinB

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

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23 Many famous people are autistic too

And these people are overpraised by the autism gimmick - g5

Like Satoshi Tajiri (the person who created pokemon.)

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

24 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 ;).

25 They throw tantrums easily

This is actually offensive, and this is coming from someone who researched the differences between tantrums and sensory meltdowns.
Sprightly - Sprightly

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

Really offensive. - Cyri

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26 They're very kind people

I'm Autistic and I'm very kind and care about others.

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

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 - Lunala

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27 You should not make fun of anyone

Just don't do it...

28 They are very normal people.

Not all of them anyways.

I'm normal, you're normal, autistic people are normal. Why can't people just see that? - codgtamk34

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

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.

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29 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

I could finish a where's Waldo book in a minute
And I spy books
So yeah I guess we are good at noticing things people can't spot or don't pay attention to

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30 It's a serious topic
31 They are not robots

No one ever said this. - Luckys

They are human and have feelings! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

not true

32 Bullying is never okay

Bullying is a disaster. - Userguy44

33 They have may have friends

My sister has many friends and one best friend. - Luckys

Okay whoever put this one on the list needs to take grammar lessons. Also I am autistic :).

I have three close friends. - Cyri

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

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34 Not all autistic people are the same.

I have not only Autism, but AD-HD too. I sometimes have problems with hearing but other times I can hear whispers even. I am very intelligent in my opinion. I am only seven and in grade 3. I am turning 8 this year however. I know more then you do, trust me. Do you know that if there are any kids on this site, (like me, don't worry, I'm serious) then eating one banana a day can actually significantly reduce your chance of getting asthma? Absurd, right?

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.

35 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

36 We all have a bit of ASD

That's like saying "we all have a little bit of OCD". How pathetic could you get? - g5

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.

37 Because you don't want to be made fun of either

Whatever goes around, comes around!
#Karma

38 They're not as bad as you think they are
39 It is harassment and bullying

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

40 They are very forgiving
41 Your best friends could have autism

My friend, Ben Cherry makes fun of people with Autism

42 No matter what they have they were created by god

God made them that way and we can't change it. just like god made me have blonde hair and made my friend have black hair! We can't change what god made us. However God made us, he made us the way we are for a reason! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

God* (sorry) - Luckys

Everyone was created equally, so when you tease someone for how they look, talk, act, etc... your saying that you are better than them... let me tell you honey your NOT! 😎

43 It makes you look stupid

Yep. That's true!

44 They might be liking different cultures

Yea true

45 We have more potential than you would expect.

Take Bill Gates, one of the richest people in the world.

Thanks for voting for my item by the way. - Oceanflame

46 Most of them are not mentally retarded

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

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

47 Because you're not perfect either

Nobody's perfect

48 It's pointless
49 They get bullied for throwing a tantrum
50 They are stereotyped

I hate stereotypes! I picture myself in dancehalls with LOUD music. I’m not always “sensitive”.
- TheDuttyGyal

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