Best Things About Having Autism

The Top Ten

1 It makes you who you are

If I stopped being autistic, I would no longer be me. I would lose so much of my passion, creativity, and unique thinking. I would lose what makes me an acclaimed writer. I don't want to be a different person. Being myself is just fine.

Yes, it does make me who I am. If I lost all my autism, I would no longer have a sense of humor, as much intelligence as I do, or anything special about me. I would just be dull, a bleak person. - CinderpeltandCinderheart

Most of the Items on this list is just something that would work for EVERYTHING.There should be Items like "you can see more details" or "you can remember names easier".

"special" doesn't always mean good - DensestPotato

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2 You could posses great abilities

Not to be boasting, but I am pretty much a walking, talking encyclopedia because of this. I know a lot of music bands, random facts, etc. I can memorize things extremely well, to the point where it's like photogenic memory. These fact- checking habits are one of the things that interest me the most, and it's probably because highly functional individuals have that savant like ability to have a knowledge on everything. It helps that I have ADHD, which fuels my interests. I'm not trying to put anything down; I'm no different from any other person who's not autistic. But I just wanted to share this out ( on this list). - MusicalPony

True true. I remember that one man who was mentally retarded or autistic and is a living human encyclopedia, as in he could answer almost any question about anything in the world and he would know the answer. Dang incredible! - keycha1n

I have good intelligence. And sometimes I feel like I have some sort of creepy powers (but I probably don't) - Lunala

3 You're unique, not different

Aren't those synonyms? What's wrong with being different anyways? - keycha1n

Hitler was unique too - DensestPotato

Technically, they're not synonyms.

Everyone's unique - Lunala

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4 You will not feel alone: 1 in 68 people have autism
5 It makes you special


6 You enjoy YouTube poops

There cringe worthy though m8.

I'm autistic and I absolutely can't stand YTPs at all. - Aragorn98

Ummm don't any non autistics like youtube poops - Ihateschool

I have autism, but for some strange reason. I find YTPs funny

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7 You have a special brain that works differently than everyone else's

As someone who suffers from autism, I know this for a fact. I think a lot differently than others. I'm really weird because when I look at numbers or recite numbers, I see colors, shapes, and patterns. Is this something to worry about? - RockFashionista

Yes but you don't think different from me I have autism too

No you don't have a different brain you just know more.

8 It makes you feel more proud of who you are
9 You can think more logical

I like how they use bad grammar for this. 😆
by the way, I am autistic.

10 Most savants are autistic

Rain man

Savant = smart scientist. :D - Lunala

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11 You are sometimes mysterious

Sounds like a good title for a horror movie. - SuperHyperdude

12 TheTopTens lists are made about you

Ugh, no. Most of them are rather offensive.

13 Your friends support you

You don't need friends that immature

14 You can be really good at certain things


15 A lot of famous people have autism
16 You get more help than others
17 Your intelligence may be higher than average
18 You can make the world a better place
19 You can get great jobs
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