Best Things About Having Autism

The Top Ten

1 It makes you who you are

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

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.

I'm autistic and I have a GREAT personality and sense of humor. My relatives all love me because of it.

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

2 You could posses great abilities

my cousin is a musical genius he learnt how to play the piano, drums, ukelele, cello all on his own!

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

3 You enjoy YouTube poops

I used to watch youtube poop toys gone wild all the time it was a classic back in 2007 2008 - trains45

Who doesn't like them? - RoseWeasley

Non-autistic people like them

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

4 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

Technically, they're not synonyms.

5 It makes you special


6 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

7 You will not feel alone: 1 in 68 people have autism
8 TheTopTens lists are made about you

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.

Most of them are rude though. - 3DG20

Ugh, no. Most of them are rather offensive.

9 It makes you feel more proud of who you are

I'm exact opposite as proud. - Soulstealer

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

10 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.

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11 A lot of famous people have autism

Albert einstein didn't speak until he was 6

Wrong reason

12 Most savants are autistic

Rain man

Savant = smart scientist. :D - Lunala

13 You are sometimes mysterious

My friend is autistic just like me and I remember one time at his school, the cafeteria lady brought her daughter because she had a P.A. day and the school didn't so she could bring her. It was a little girl, maybe 4 or 5 years old and he thought that she was cute. He was telling her, "Do you wanna go to my house and meet Gabrielle? Gabrielle is my cousin and I know she's going to have a lot of fun with you." My friend's helper then told him, "You can't take her home with you. She belongs with her own family. How would you like it if you were taken to someone else's home away from your family? Would you feel upset? " He remembered this day like it was yesterday and just thought the little girl was so cute. He was also saying that she should bring this little girl more often. Now, every day at school, he always goes to the cafeteria lady at lunch and the first thing he tells her is, "Bring your daughter" He just has every excuse in the book for the lady to ...more

Some kids like me, I sometimes don't notice them, but sometimes they say things I'm familiar with which is sooo cool

14 Your intelligence may be higher than average

Not boring but same with the work, on a usual occasion

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

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 You act like a little kid

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


17 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

18 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

Great that sounds awesome (not). - Soulstealer

I ate IEPs. They make me self conscious.

19 You never grow out of your childhood Video Games,TV Shows,Toys.etc

I never grew out of my Nintendo love

I grew out of most of my childhood stuff, some took awhile, bearstain bears took awhile for me to grow out of, and I still like spongebob and talking tom and ben, I probably never grow out of most video games I played since a kid - trains45

I am autistic and I have grown out a lot of my childhood stuff

I had a friend who never grew out of Barney.I had another friend who never grew out of Diapers.One of my friends earned his nickname because he never grew out of his Thomas train.I never grew out of my own Video Games or T.V. Shows.Other Students think I am weird because I like Nintendo and the fact that I do not like the PlayStation Brand name

20 Your interests are concentrated more.

I’m autistic and I have a wide variety of interests.

21 Special Ed

Yeah it was helpful, but some teachers I had were a little strict - trains45

No that is the worst thing. - Soulstealer

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

22 It makes you a genius

I'm autistic and I'm very smart/intelligent but I'm no savant!

23 Your friends support you

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

You don't need friends that immature

24 You can be hyper empathetic.

Because I am a genius I cannot tell you why

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

25 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.

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