Best Things About Having Autism

The Top Ten

1 It makes you who you are

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

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

This a lie

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.

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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.

I am not sure if this is true. I have to admit that I can be quite judgemental at times. - giddyjoker

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.

I have heard about this one, so I am sure that this is true. - giddyjoker

5 You could posses great abilities

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...

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 am autistic and I can do dancing

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

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6 Having an IEP.

Great that sounds awesome (not). - Soulstealer

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

Yeah duh 🙄 not dumb 🤪 whatsoever and I wanted to be alive for my next one OH GOOD GOLLY I AM HAPPY GOLLY I AM ALIVE, LOVED,AND ME

7 You enjoy YouTube poops

Non-autistic people like them

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

Did a yet another failed troll add this? - SpectralOwl

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8 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.

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9 It makes you special

True

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

The Contenders

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

Rock fashionista you have synesthesia

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.

12 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.

13 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

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

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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

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

19 Special Ed

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!

20 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.

21 Your friends support you

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

You don't need friends that immature

22 You act like a little kid

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

lol

23 It makes you a genius

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

24 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.

25 Having a one on one aide

They can be stalkers sometimes...

26 You are helped a lot

Well yah because you need it, not because I like and Want It. - Soulstealer

27 You get more help than others
28 You can make the world a better place
29 You can get great jobs
30 When you play a game your noob instincts disappear fast

True

31 Your sense of humor is unique

I feel like I have a different sense of humor than more people. But I find nothing wrong with it at all. - giddyjoker

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

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

33 You get very happy about life
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