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

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

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.

That's true, I have Autism in it sure ain't my fault, God made me Autism. - CatLeena14

I know a lot of people with autism, particularly my older brother who goes to a school, nippers group and social groups with other autistic kids. They’re all amazing people, and I hate people who make fun of others with disabilities. - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

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. - styLIShT

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.

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

It's extremely offensive. - Powerfulgirl10

3 They are intelligent, even if others think otherwise

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. - ethanmeinster

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

4 They're human beings, too

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

Yeah what are we, monsters?

Humans are humans, no matter the difference.

I, myself, am human. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

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

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.

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

Yeah some or them I met were super frendly and smiled every day at school - trains45

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

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

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! - 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

The person who created Pokemon is autistic - RoseWeasley

8 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

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

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. - Kevinsidis

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

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. - 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

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. - RockFashionista

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. - MarioMikuFan380


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. - Userguy44

Bully is not cool. - CatLeena14

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. - Copenhagen

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

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... -_- - 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

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 - 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.

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. - Luckys

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

That's exactly correct. - GehennaTheSecond

20 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

That's true, cause I am a artist, writer, and a dancer. - CatLeena14

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

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

22 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

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

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 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

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 - Lunala

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

26 You should not make fun of anyone

Just don't do it...

27 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

28 It's a serious topic
29 They are not robots

They are human and have feelings! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

No one ever said this. - Luckys

not true

30 Many famous people are autistic too

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

Like Satoshi Tajiri (the person who created pokemon.)

And these people are overpraised by the autism gimmick - g5

31 They have may have friends

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

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

I have three close friends. - Cyri

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

32 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.

33 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

34 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.

35 You'll look like a jerk

Not just look like one. - Cyri

Now that's just cruel. - CatLeena14


I hate that

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

Whatever goes around, comes around!

37 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.

38 It's pointless

Exactly! Why on earth would you bully someone for something that they cannot help!?

39 There's more to life than mocking people

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

40 They're not as bad as you think they are
41 It is harassment and bullying

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

42 They are very forgiving

That's true, cause am very forgiving if someone or me do something wrong. - CatLeena14

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

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

47 Because you're not perfect either

Nobody's perfect

48 They get bullied for throwing a tantrum
49 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! 😎

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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