Top Ten Things Autistic People Are Tired of Hearing


The Top Ten

1 "Why don't you get friends?"

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

I got friends with and without it

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.

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

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.

It does happen, but rarely. - Therandom

3 "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 cover my ears when the teacher writes on the blackboard with chalk ( to me it a fork scraping on a plate which also makes me cover my ears) - Ihateschool

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

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? - LydiaLuna

Some people have special help for it, but it isn't a disease. Our lives aren't limited!

Autism speaks (but it doesn't speak to me).

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5 "Bronies are the highest form of Autism"

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. - MarioMikuFan380

And these quotes are the most severe form of You-Need-To-Get-A-Life Syndrome!

Also, I don't mean autistic people are stupid, sorry if it came across as that to you. - CinderpeltandCinderheart

YEP! Well sometimes. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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6 "You should really talk more"

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

7 "Vaccines cause Autism"

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

Oh my.. I really hate this stupid "theory." - MarioMikuFan380

That's probably an urban legend

One of the dumbest Conspiracy theories, ever. - RogerWatersfan1999

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8 "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. - RogerWatersfan1999

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.

I hate when people say that because half of the time they don't know what a simple maths question is

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9 "Are you retarded?"

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.

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

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?

13 "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

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

I don't know an emotional autistic. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

I meant emo. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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

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

That is true. - CinderpeltandCinderheart

16 "You're faking it for excuses"
17 "Why can't you take a joke for once?"

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

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

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

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

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

That was mean

21 "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!

22 "Quit being so sensitive"
23 "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?! " - JelloLife

Autism is not a disease. - DynastiSugarPop

Autism is NOT a disease! - BorisRule

I know but it is annoying. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

24 "Mr. No Humor"

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

25 "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

26 "Thanks a lot, queen of the losers."

Wouldn't you be a boy? - Croy987

27 "You're insane!"
28 "You need to grow up kid"
29 "Your way of thinking is just creepy"

And yours is mean!

30 "You're a weirdo"

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

31 "What is wrong with you?"
32 "You're so annoying"
33 "Idiot!"
34 "You're such a crybaby"
35 "Whiney!"
36 "Nobody likes you!"
37 "Ugly Face!"
38 "Go live in a zoo"
39 "You disgusting animal"
40 "Go Back to Daycare, Baby!"

Ooh roasted. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

41 "You're boring"
42 "You're not cool at all!"
43 "Retard"
44 "Scrawny"
45 "You're never going to get friends"
46 "Why are you talking like that?"
47 "Loser."
48 "Really? Aren't you a big bitch towards others? Get a life."
49 "Go fix your grammar, loser."
50 "Go drink bleach. You flunked math and social studies again."
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