Top Ten Things Autistic People Are Tired of Hearing


The Top Ten

1 "Why don't you get friends?"

I'm not even autistic and I have no friends.

I have friends though. - Userguy44

Why don't you get a brain, a life, and a heart?

Why don't the people who say this get a life, a brain AND some real friends? - 906389

2 "You're faking it for attention"

This is the worst thing you could say to someone that has autism. Why would someone want to draw attention with that excuse? It's horrible, I think nobody would want to do something like that.

Yes, my years having no friends, developmental delays, sensory pain, struggles to stick to a daily routine, etc. are all a performance JUST FOR YOU. You're THAT SPECIAL. (/sarcasm) And autism has neutral and good parts too, but clearly you don't care, because you're only interested in putting me down. If you are going to be like that, then please give me 0 more seconds of your attention. Yes, I mean leaving. I strongly dislike your attention. Please have a nice day, somewhere else.

But the thing is why would anyone want to pretend they have something that most people make fun of? - 3DG20

How could someone even say this? Why would you fake something like this? The really sad thing is that I can see the popular people at my school saying this to someone with autism. - Minecraftcrazy530

3 "Autism is a disease that needs to be cured"

Autism makes you smarter. Stop it with all the stereotypes about playing Minecraft, screeching, or self-mutilation. It sickens me.

Autism made me's true, so if it happened to could happen to anyone else. Thus, it isn't much of a disease but it might in some rare cases. - Coreforce

Definitely sick of hearing this especially with annoying Autism programs like Autism Speaks that make it seem like it's a disease or virus. It's not that, it's just a birth defect and hearing this garbage makes me cringe.

You're a disease to humanity

4 "Vaccines cause Autism"

Even if it is true, tell me which is worse. Smallpox or autism? - WheresMyGuitarPick

Autism is obviously not caused by vaccines. It is a condition that people are born with. I get very annoyed upset when I hear news about children dying from the flu because their stupid parents refused to vaccinate them.

My brother got autism form vaccine

I don't have autism, but man does this one annoy me. - keycha1n

5 "Stop covering your ears!"

It is annoying. When I'm in the cafeteria at school, I can barely hear my friends because people are yelling across the room, and they start having a casual yelling conversation, even though they are told not to. - CinderpeltandCinderheart

"If you want me to suffer, then I can go ahead and stop covering my ears! " Since our ears are more sensitive, loud noises can be painful to us. This is why I wear headphones so much.

I cover my ears when loud music starts. - DynastiSugarPop

I have Aspergers and this is literally the most annoying thing ever. If you are shouting across the room with a person you know cannot handle that, stop yelling!

6 "Bronies are the highest form of Autism"

Putting people who just so happened to have a disorder no one else can accept or understand in a sentence with adult men that make porn from little girls shows is super insulting though. - 3DG20

I am autistic but I hate MLP very very much. - PerfectImpulseX

Autistic people are smart, bronies are retarded.

One of the things I as someone with autism am tired to hear, I'm not a fan of MLP: FiM anymore, I don't like the brony fanbase, and it really, really sucks to be thought/lumped into the same group as the crazy psychos from that fanbase just because you have autism. - SailorSedna

7 "You should really talk more"

I'm autistic and sometimes I talk TOO MUCH

People have told this to me before, but when I start taking no one listens.

I'm a friken preteen and my parents and my school are forcing me to communicate IF I don't WANNA DO IT... I don't. WANT.TO.DO IT!

Not talking much is a lot better than running your mouth 24.7. - 3DG20

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8 "You are retarded"

Having autism is like social anxiety but you have sensitive ears

I get more of this than anything else! - Slipperyjack40

I'm not offended by the word most of the time. But when people assume I'm in fact congenitally/Intellectually delayed just because I have autism, that's when it does offend me. Most autistic people are very smart people, and me as an autistic, I would say I have at least an average level of intelligence, if not slightly higher than average. Autism most of the time does not affect intelligence, the only time it does is in severe versions of it, which is more rare than you think.

Okay, How is this not #1?

9 "Are you retarded?"

Just because there are fully grown individuals who are functionally and mentally at the level of a toddler (as in today's radio broadcast of "This American Life") that (perhaps partly due to such media descriptions) the general population associates with autism, that does not mean the majority of autistics are that way.
Also, having cerebral palsy does not make someone the "r" word, so stop calling them that!

It depends what you mean. A disability yes, can't function or take care of my basic needs no it vary's a lot

I am retared but I am Autistic

10 "Loner."

The Contenders

11 "Baby Brain!"
12 "You're such a baby"

One time, My classmate, who has autism, throw a tantrum while I was trying to forcing him to watch my anime clip, Trigun, through my phone and called him a baby.

Don't force anyone to watch anime. If that was me, I probably would've punched you right in the nose. - WheresMyGuitarPick

No, but he won't look at my anime video. how do I get him to pay attention to my video clip through my phone?

I know right some autistic people get butthurt over small jokes and I don't really like it since I tell a lot of jokes though most aren't really pffence. Anyway they're pretty cool once you understand them - AlphaQ

13 "Why can't you take a joke for once?"

I always feel embarrassed when it comes to me and my family, it's like I melt into the ground of shame in under a split second, it feel that bad y'know... We are not stupid - Coreforce

YES. Some of the jokes that people in my family tell me wouldn't even be funny who ISN'T autistic! I don't see WHO would laugh at being forced into doing something else that you have already done and didn't like as a joke.

This one annoys me, some jokes aren't meant to be taken seriously. I do know that not all people with autism can't take a joke, but a lot can't. Ex: Danteem. - Therandom

I've got austisim and some jokes I just don't find that funny

14 "Drink bleach and cut your wrists, bitch."

Now that’s just plain old mean

I don't know an emotional autistic. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

I meant emo. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

15 "You're stupid"

When somebody who is failing all their classes, and does extremely stupid things (yolo things) calls somebody with Autism who is towards the top of all their classes, and doesn't do stupid things, just lacks social skills an idiot, that is just extremely hypocritical. Many autistic individuals are intelligent, just lacking communication skills.

Eat my middle finger... Wait, that sounds a bit wrong. Forget it! - JaysTop10List

16 "You're faking it for excuses"

I am not faking it

17 "Wait, you're autistic? You have that disease thing?"

Autism is a disease

One time I was at an all autism party my parents sent me to and there was those two kids my age that hanged around a party and they didn't know it was an all autism party and when they found out they just shouted "WHAT? I'm in a disease party for sick people?! " - JelloLife

Autism is NOT a disease! - BorisRule

Autism is not a disease. - DynastiSugarPop

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18 "You are going to have it for the rest of your life"

Good for me, makes me smarter. - Coreforce

Unfortunately, that’s a fact. - 3DG20

I know that, yes.Does it bother me? No!

That is true. - CinderpeltandCinderheart

19 "Steven Universe fangirls are autistic like you. You have no brain and lack intelligence!"

I am an autistic girl who loves watching Steven Universe, but that doesn't mean that I have no brain or lack of intelligence like idiots who say these kind of stupid things out of spite hate. At times I'll admit that I'm wrong, instead of acting like I know what I'm talking about.

Steven Universe is a very creative show that shows important life lessons, and I learn so much from them. Like self acceptance, parent issues, kid issues, finding out who you really are, and it shows us that there are different kinds of relationships from stable to unstable. Steven himself shows that he's comfortable with his masculinity by showing that he's not afraid of having empathy for others, and that he looks up to women for strength as well. ( Even though they're gender-less space alien rocks who go by the pronouns of she and her).

Now if an autistic girl like me can notice these things, then I'm surprised that the people who called us idiots and hates the show didn't even notice those ...more

Can't you let people like what they like? I like Steven Universe, mostly because of the gem thing, and I collect crystals. That's why I'm intrigued by it, as it is an original idea. - CinderpeltandCinderheart

At least Steven universe is better than teen titans go

I don't have autism, but my brother does. And I love Steven Universe, while he hates it. - Stevenuniversefangirl

20 "Do you like Sonic?"


Just because someone has autism doesn’t mean they like Sonic or YouTube Poops. - 3DG20

21 "Nobody likes you!"
22 "You dummy! You're not in our group!"

EVERY TIME WE HAD TO DO GROUP PROJECTS, and I was put in one group, everyone, who knew I was autistic and thought I was dumb and gullible, just said that on purpose to get me out. I cried and didn't do the project.


Damn that sucks. I know how you feel. At least it's not as bad as getting hit by a durian on the butt - AlphaQ

Just because I listen to Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, QUEEN, Black Sabbath, Billy Joel, The Who, Yes, and more! My class listens to One Direction and Justin Bieber. And I’m ten years old! I only have one friend at my school. The rest I rarely see. At least they’re good. The these kids are trying to scare me, saying rock music is satanic. Seriously? That is such a stupid rumor. By the way, I’m autistic.

23 "Go fix your grammar, loser."

Why don't the people who say this go and fix their brain!

The funny part about this one is several autistic people I know actually have better grammar than most non-autistic people twice their age. - 3DG20

I'm only 10 and I have perfect grammar but 20 year olds talk like this:

Hello I Like Cats Because They Are Very very Cute and fluffy - 💝💙💝💙👍👍👍😸😸😸

Hello, I like cats because they are very cute and fluffy.♡

24 "Crazy loser bitch."
25 "Go back to the late 2000s to listen to some Clique Girlz!"

That was mean

26 "Repent to the lord and ask him to take that evil autistic spirit out of you"

...ok I must admit, I am a little devil sometimes (always, tee hee) but autism is not an evil spirit, I only need one evil spirit! (I should troll my father tomorrow, maybe cover his office in tin foil? ) - Coreforce

No, you repent! God made me an aspie on purpose. It is a trade off of social and motor skills for intellectual and creative skills. I have a purpose for society, whether big or small! So, you should repent for your rejection of neurodiversity, and ask that the evil spirit of discrimination be taken out of you!

27 "Ewww! Go away you stinkin' diaper freak!"
28 "Quit being so sensitive"

I'm not autistic but I'm EXTREMELY sensitive. - Lucy1402

29 "What is wrong with you?"

No one has actually said this to me in a mean way, but I've heard this many times. I kick my feet and scrunch up my hands when I lose feeling in them. I have meltdowns. My teachers are always helping me out with everything that everyone else does easily. I understand why they might wonder, but there is nothing wrong with me. Also, I tend to really hate annoying people.

I've heard this so many times in my life. There's nothing wrong with me! And people don't get it. Life is hard. - Userguy44

30 "You're boring"

I'm autistic but my FAMILY is boring.

31 "You're not cool at all!"

I heard this a couple of times. I feel so sad then. - Userguy44

32 "Mr. No Humor"

Mr. or Miss! Whatever!

I'm autistic and I have a sense of humour. I tell jokes, and laugh at jokes.

Who are you talking to? I'm not a boy. - CinderpeltandCinderheart

33 "Retard"
34 "Scrawny"
35 "Thanks a lot, queen of the losers."

Not forgetting the KING of losers!...wait a minute... - Coreforce

Wouldn't you be a boy? - Croy987

36 "If you are a teenager, why do you watch Super Why!? You love it?"

That's me but it's with The Backyardigans. - Ilovestephanie

I mean seriously they watch the wiggles which is weird. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

37 "You're a downie"

(Joke) Like those paper towel commercials

This is the rudest thing ever! - Userguy44

38 "Autistic = disabled"
39 Milk causes autism - PETA

Oh no. First "vaccines cause autism" and now this. - WheresMyGuitarPick

Everybody drinks milk when they were little. Does that mean that EVERY person that existed on this planet has autism? NO! >:(

Yep, PETA said that. It’s their own stupidity that causes it. ( no offense ;^; ) - IceFoxPlayz

40 "You're insane!"
41 "You need to grow up kid"
42 "Your way of thinking is just creepy"

I get this a lot. It seriously sucks every single time. - Cyri

And yours is mean!

43 "You're a weirdo"

That's what my 12 year old sister said to me

44 "You're so annoying"
45 "Idiot!"
46 "You're such a crybaby"
47 "Whiney!"
48 "Ugly Face!"
49 "Go live in a zoo"
50 "You disgusting animal"

The funny thing about this title is that it actually fits with the title above! - Coreforce

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