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".

I disagree. Autism has little to no impact on who I am. Sometimes I forget I even have it. - 3DG20

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2 You can be hyper empathetic.

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

3 You're less judgemental.

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

4 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

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 dancing

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5 Your interests are concentrated more.
6 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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7 You enjoy YouTube poops

Did a yet another failed troll add this? - SpectralOwl

Not really. Most of them are way too repetitive and that gets really annoying. - 3DG20

Very rarely are these edited well enough for the comedy to work. - Cyri

Non-autistic people also enjoy ytps!

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

True

10 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.

Rock fashionista you have synesthesia

The Newcomers

? It makes you a genius
? Having an IEP.

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

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11 It makes you feel more proud of who you are

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

12 You can think more logical

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

13 Most savants are autistic

Rain man

Savant = smart scientist. :D - Lunala

14 You are sometimes mysterious
15 TheTopTens lists are made about you

Ugh, no. Most of them are rather offensive.

Most of them are rude though. - 3DG20

16 Your friends support you

You don't need friends that immature

17 You can be really good at certain things

GEography

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

18 A lot of famous people have autism
19 You act like a little kid

So do most non-autistic people though. - 3DG20

lol

20 You get more help than others
21 Your intelligence may be higher than average
22 You can make the world a better place
23 You can get great jobs
24 Special Ed
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