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".

This a lie

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

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 them

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7 You're unique, not different

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

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8 Having an IEP.

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

9 It makes you special


10 You will not feel alone: 1 in 68 people have autism

The Newcomers

? Having a one on one aide

The Contenders

11 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

12 TheTopTens lists are made about you

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.

Cringy lists.
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.

13 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

14 You can think more logical

Um...wrong. I put creativity onto logic.

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

15 You can be really good at certain things

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

16 A lot of famous people have autism

Albert einstein didn't speak until he was 6 - GleamingShadow

Wrong reason

17 Most savants are autistic

Rain man

Savant = smart scientist. :D - Lunala

18 You are sometimes mysterious
19 Your friends support you

You don't need friends that immature

"You don't need friends that immature"
get off this list - GleamingShadow

20 You act like a little kid

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


21 Special Ed

No this this horrible! I took special ed in high school, and the teacher treated me like an idiot!

22 You are not expected to grow up too fast

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.

23 You get more help than others
24 Your intelligence may be higher than average

Why do I worry about math so much? because it’s boring but I end up doing homework before I go home.

25 You can make the world a better place
26 You can get great jobs
27 It makes you a genius
28 When you play a game your noob instincts disappear fast


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