Top Ten Things Autistic People Are Tired of Hearing

The Top Ten
"Why don't you get friends?"

Well, joke's on you. I already have a good amount of friends (no, they are not imaginary/non-existent). And by the way, why don't you get a soul?

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

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

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

"You're faking it for attention"

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.

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.

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.

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

"Vaccines cause Autism"

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.

Not true at all. We're born with it. On average, symptoms of autism show no earlier than a year or two.

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

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

"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.

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.

It basically is saying we shouldn't exist and that hurts. Imagine being told your very existence needs to be cured. Hurts, doesn't it?

I don't wanna be cured It's not cancer or anything. If your blind or can't haer yes help thoese people IF THEY WANT HELP! mine is not survire ok I just have slopy hand writing and When I'm nevers I cover my ears and I feel WAY to much emotian! THAT'S A GOOD THING! I never wanna get cured so just don't even think about it

"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.

"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 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!

I ALWAYS put on headphones/earbuds whenever my relatives starts speaking in baby talk, mostly when they’re speaking to babies, toddlers, or my cousins. If they are not extremely loud, I blast my music so I can drone out them talking.

"You should really talk more"

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

I do talk a decent amount, but people always tell me to speak up.

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

Maybe I’m too shy to be able to have the ability talk all the time like you.

"Bronies are the highest form of Autism"

I'm under the spectrum, and I HATE MLP. I wish I could torture Rarity. And what if the person with autism has never heard of MLP. Saying autistic people, I hate to say this word, are retarded even though they are stupid because what if there's a baby on the spectrum? A newborn? You think THEY'RE a MLP fan, huh?

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

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.

Although I'm not a MLP fan myself, I think that just because they like the show doesn't mean that they have autism, and people should respect other's opinions.

"You are retarded"

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.

God, I get this a lot, I have high functioning autism and hate it when people say this to me.. "there are two retarded kids in our class" no we are autistic..

Autism is a social disorder, making it hard for kids who have it to be social. Autism is not in any way related to the intellectual part of the brain.

Autistic people are actually smarter than the average person. Do your research before you say that, folks ;) also, be careful who you say that to, some autistic ones like me are very aggressive, and will hurt you.

"You're mentally challenged"
"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

The Contenders
"Autistic = disabled"

It can be a disability in some ways, though

It’s a condition not a disability

my autism is a condition, not a disability

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

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?! "

Autism is not a disease.

I know but it is annoying.

Autism is a disease

"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.

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

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?

"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.

So apparently, I'm stupid because I got good marks at school (Note: I'm not trying to brag. I'm just trying to get my point through).

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

"Baby Brain!"
"Drink bleach and cut your wrists, bitch."

Seriously, depression is not a damn joke. Don't wish it upon someone.

I don't know an emotional autistic.

Now that’s just plain old mean

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

I mean seriously they watch the wiggles which is weird.

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

This entry seems oddly specific

What Do You Have against Me Watching Become Jehovah's Friend or Madeline?

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

Yes, I knew that from the very start. However, I'm completely cool with that.

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

Good for me, makes me smarter.

Unfortunately, that’s a fact.

"Go fix your grammar, loser."

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

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

My grammar's fine, thank you very much.

"You're faking it for excuses"

I am not faking it

"Nobody likes you!"
"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.

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

At least Steven universe is better than teen titans go

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

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!

...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? )

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