Best Things About Having Autism
The Top Ten
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".
This a lieV 4 Comments
A lot of us feel things very strongly. For me personally, I'm 99% super I'm a hyperempathetic autistic. I often CANNOT STAND to see people or animals in distress. Whenever someone cries, I feel like crying. I'm also a theatre major, so it sort of becomes applicable to that. - ETNMystic
That’s not always true. I’ve met many autistic people throughout the years and although most of them are less judgemental, a few were probably some of the most judgemental in my classes. - 3DG20
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
I have an amazing memory. I can remember family events, vacations, and the exact dates and times that certain things occurred. I even remember food that was served during certain family gatherings and also the people present and things that occurred, even though it occurred YEARS ago.
I wish I could remember academic stuff THAT well, too...
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 am autistic and I can do dancingV 1 Comment
Not really. Most of them are way too repetitive and that gets really annoying. - 3DG20
Did a yet another failed troll add this? - SpectralOwl
Very rarely are these edited well enough for the comedy to work. - Cyri
Non-autistic people like themV 11 Comments
Aren't those synonyms? What's wrong with being different anyways? - keycha1n
Hitler was unique too - DensestPotato
Everyone's unique - Lunala
Huh? it's the other way around. my autism makes me different from other people, but not
"unique" or "specail". - RecklessGreed
And that's not always a good thing - SpectralOwl
This is one that I can agree with. At my school, kids with IEPs get double the time everyone else does to do a test/exam and the option to write it outside of the classroom. - 3DG20
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.
Rock fashionista you have synesthesia
Ugh, no. Most of them are rather offensive.
Most of them are rude though. - 3DG20
Actualy I think I feel hurt when I see lists with autism.
Thank God they don't have them for dyspraxia.
Its not dyslexia but people can have both.
Not everyone is clumsy like down the stairs, just falling over. I was diagnosed starting primary school. Then I had to learn to learn to hop and jump.
I could never climb trees, use rollerblades, swim.
This isn’t true at all for me. Before I was 13, I refused to tell anyone I had it because I didn’t want them to think differently of me and even now at 15, it still makes me feel insecure. - 3DG20
Um...wrong. I put creativity onto logic.
I like how they use bad grammar for this. 😆
by the way, I am autistic.
I love acting. There is nothing on planet Earth I love more. Due to my "advanced" memory, I can memorize things faster. That helps me a ton.
Memory is my specialty
Don’t let others bring you down! You are just as capable of having skills and talents as they have. Look at Albert Einstein (scientist) or Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft) for example. - 3DG20
Albert einstein didn't speak until he was 6 - GleamingShadow
Savant = smart scientist. :D - Lunala
You don't need friends that immature
"You don't need friends that immature"
get off this list - GleamingShadow
So do most non-autistic people though. - 3DG20
No this this horrible! I took special ed in high school, and the teacher treated me like an idiot!
I'm 26 and I am still trying to figure out how to be an adult but due to my autism I still think and act like a little kid/teen sometimes. My relatives help me with it and they are OK and they accept the fact that I'm still having difficulty transitioning from teenager to adulthood.
Why do I worry about math so much? because it’s boring but I end up doing homework before I go home.
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2. You can be hyper empathetic.
3. You're less judgemental.