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

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

Exactly stop bullying people with autism please! - Itsamemario

I have autism spectrum disorder myself and I don't know how to really speak. - Ryboy

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

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2 It's inhumane and rude

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

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

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.

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.

The average autist has an above average Intelligence Quotient. As an autistic individual I concur

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! - RylinB

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4 They're human beings, too

Agreed with everything on this list - codgtamk34

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

I, myself, am human. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

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

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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 - 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?

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

Exactly. This is such a great list. - Userguy44

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6 They are very nice people

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. - Userguy44

I try my best to be. - Cyri

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7 There have been many amazing autistic people in history

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

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

The guy who created Pokemon is Autistic!

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

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

Although not all autistic people do. - MadameWolf

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9 Some great TheTopTens users are autistic

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

I'm autistic - Satanscurse35

I can list a lot of great toptenners who are autistic - codgtamk34

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

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10 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

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

I have friends with autism and they’re very nice. There’s nothing wrong with having it in fact I think it makes you unique. I might not exactly know how they feel but you shouldn’t make fun of them anyway because how would you feel if you were in their shoes? - Itsamemario

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11 Autistic people are special, kind and intelligent

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

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

12 It makes today's society seem awful

Thank you

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

Exactly! - codgtamk34

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13 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

Autism does not make people who they are - ihatetrump

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.

14 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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15 You can't change who they are
16 You'll look like a jerk

Not just look like one. - Cyri

No what is wrong with u. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

Exactly.

I hate that

17 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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18 They may become great people

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

19 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.

20 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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21 Some of them are not mentally retarded

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

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

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22 There's more to life than mocking people

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

23 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 ;).

24 You should not make fun of anyone

Just don't do it...

25 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.

26 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

Really offensive. - Cyri

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

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27 They are very normal people.

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.

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?

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28 They're very kind people

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

Some are actually pretty abusive - Ihateschool

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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 They are not robots

They are human and have feelings! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

not true

31 Bullying is never okay

Bullying is a disaster. - Userguy44

32 They have may have friends

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

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

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33 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.

34 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

35 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.

36 It's a serious topic
37 They're not as bad as you think they are
38 It is harassment and bullying

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

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

My friend, Ben Cherry makes fun of people with Autism

41 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

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! 😎

42 They might be liking different cultures

Yea true

43 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

44 Because you're not perfect either

Nobody's perfect

45 Because you don't want to be made fun of either
46 It's pointless
47 They get bullied for throwing a tantrum
48 It makes you look stupid
49 They are stereotyped

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

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