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

Yeah and I have autism back then! Here is my story of autism. It probably started when I was three. I didn't talk much and I was crazy. and I didn't want to eat food because I was picky. So I drink Pediasure until around age 6. but it's rare if I had liked food back at that time and I used to looove Peanut Butter. So I didn't eat It anymore because I found a peanut that was doing here. At least I still eat Reese's and Peanut Butter Ice Cream/Milkshakes as of 2020. I liked to eat food again at around 5 or 6? In Kindergarten, I was crazy and weird that I've found a journal in my attic last year full of crazy things I have done and I was ignoring. Then in first grade, I moved to frisco tx from shreveport, louisiana. I got a little better but I was crazy at school at sometimes. and 2nd grade we moved to prosper, tx and I gotten better. not getting in trouble too much along with 3rd grade and 4th grade. and 5th grade I got better and better and becoming mature. and I was finally great at ...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. 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

It's not like I was 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 anti-social and didn't want to talk to anyone. Only through counseling did I become more social. While I've gotten better at my autism, unlike a certain TTT user *Cough* a Disney obsessed user, I don't let autism be a excuse for my life. In a nutshell Autism is a birth effect that increase intelligence. I know I have autism and I don't let it weigh me down enough said.

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.

Dubstep lover me too and the guy who said die in a hole learn to respect someones opinion. So yeah the guy who said to die in a hole should do what he/she said.

Agree. I'm autistic myself,
And asking an Autistic person to stop acting autistic, is like asking Helen Keller to stop asking deaf and blind.

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.

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 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.

My brother is 10 and has autism and he is on a kindergarten level brain power he don't know his abcs and he makes up weird words to communicate its kind of hard to understand him sometimes he has a special blanket he eats the fuzz off the blanket when he is nervous or scared!

4 They're human beings, 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.

If you think they're not a human, then your IQ is the equivalent to a box of crayons!

So are the people who find this list terrible!

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.

As a person with Asperger's syndrome, I would say this is the most basic and direct of why we don't deserve such treatment. Nice list, by the way.

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?

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.

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

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.

I have asperger's, I am nice yet I have anger issues and usually punch people if they something that offends me. I punched my best friend cause he said Sonic's dumb.

7 There have been many amazing autistic people in history

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.

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.

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

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

Bigger question is, have the bullies ever stopped to think how they themselves would feel if they were bullied? But I agree with this list's question all the way.

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.

You need to understand someone before judging

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

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

Usually I'm angry for very good reasons. I can handle insults targeted towards me most of the time, and I'm overall a very chill person, but if you say something extremely inhumane to me, I WILL get angry. Nope, that's and understatement. I will be exasperated.

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.

10 It makes autistic people special and who they are

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.

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

Exactly. Autistic or not, no human is exactly the same as another.

The Contenders
11 Some great TheTopTens users are autistic

I use the website and I have Autism. Autistic people should been 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 stuff about Geography but I don't about Science. Please people stop this abuse.

Me, for example. (not bragging about being great.) There's also Disney1994, Turkeyasylum, SwagFlicks, Pony, and a buch of other people I can't remember. Why is it so many boys have autism, and I'm like, one of the only girls I know who has it? Besides me, I can't think of a single girl TopTenner who has it that I've met so far.

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.

12 It makes today's society seem awful

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.

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.

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

Just don't bully anyone. It's common sense.

Bullying is a disaster.

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.

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

@AlphaQ good. the world doesn't need condescending douchebags like you to reproduce

Stop getting triggered over nothing! Alpha just said they don't want a kid, they weren't hating on autism.

16 Your best friends could have autism

My friend, Ben Cherry makes fun of people with Autism

17 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, but I had no idea that I had autism until so many years later.

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.

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.

You never know if you may be autistic.

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, but yes autistic people can be intelligent or kind, but there is no denying that just like non-autistic people, autistic people are special.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

They WILL become great people!

You guys probably didn’t know this,but Eminem has autism

21 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

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.

This is offensive

22 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 everyone has exaggerated autism.

23 It's not funny

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.

Meh it's just wrong. I mean they were born with it and can't run away from it so they have it. Anyway people with autism are a lot like us

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

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

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'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

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.

I try to be as nice as I can, especially on the internet.

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

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