Things You Need to Know About AutismJake09 I'm autistic if you are wondering. And more people need be aware about that some people with it can't control this stuff!
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Yeah I agree sometimes it was hard for me to make friends, some turned on me, I was able to make some school friends sometimes it hard to talk to new people when nervous - trains45
What about that Albert Einstein had autism?
I got diagnosed with autism today & I can totally aggree with this. - Fretto
We also have a hard time saying hi to family we don’t see often. I’m autistic. Last year I went to a wedding in San Francisco. My relatives and cousins were all talking a lot to each others during the tea ceremony. (Some were from LA, some were from San Francisco, and some were from Philly like me). I had trouble saying hi to everyone because either I don’t know how to approach them while they were talking to others since I’m not in the right age range among them (everyone is either older or younger than me, so I don’t really fit in with them. I was 25 and many of my cousins were either in their 30s or teens) or everyone seems to not acknowledge my existence :(
Yeah I don't like some loud noises, some of them I could handle, like the fire alarm at school, the train horn up close, fireworks, and loud thunder unless lightning hit my house, or something in my yard, some loud noises, like loud music or loud machines are hard to handle, a concert would be hard to enjoy without earpugs - trains45
Not my sister - Luckys
True I have autism and I hate loud sounds!
Not me. For some reason, I don’t have sensory issues.
Yeah some can be hard sometimes I remember a simple part in a game seemed hard when I first played - trains45
I’m 26 and I have no idea how to cook on the stove. I Want to learn, but my mom is ridiculously overprotective of me and thinks that if I cook with the stove, I’ll accidentally burn the entire house down, so she won’t let me do it.
Yeah I get mad easier sometimes it not fun to get mad easier - trains45
I also have depression and anxiety which I read can also cause angry issues so I get angry really easily.
Eh I get a but angry sometimes but it's rare for me to get SUPER angry! When I am super angry I all of a sudden gain infinite strength so I am strong enough to flip over furniture. Moral: Don't make me angry! - Lunala
True but I have control over it
I went to an event at the library and little kids were taking my personal space. I hate it when people take my personal space and especially when random people crash into you and stuff. - Lunala
Yeah, I had some good things, I remember get 100% or 1 or 2 wrong on a spelling test a lot in grade 6 - trains45
I'm smart and I hate know it alls. But I do have a really bad knack for unintentionally ending up as the teacher's pet because I never talk in class (and most kids my age talk a lot in class). - Lunala
I wish girls got it more I was told girls who are lazy, dirty, and/or childish are the weirdest human beings. So I was the only girl in special ed until only 2 GIRLS CAME! I wonder if they have autism too. I have a mild autism so yeah
It's a fact. Boys get it more often than girls. That doesn't mean girls never get it. They're just less likely to get it than boys.
This is wrong because people are born with autism but studies show that boys have it more than girls.
Girls Have It Too
Please stop with that rumor. Please vaccinate your children. - SwagFlicks
Even if they did, an autistic child is better than a dead one.
I hated anti-vax at first since they were letting them and their kids get illnesses but when they spread the "vaccines cause autism" myth my hatred for these anti-vaxxers increased. Now I hate them more than ever. - Lunala
SUICIDE IS NOT FUNNY!
Supa supa supa suicidal
I'm autistic and I think that suicide is HORRIBLE
Uh I don't mean to be rude, but I'm don't think it's a good thing to put "Autistic people are 28 times more likely to attempt suicide" on this list because:
1. Not all autistic people are like that.
2. I find that DEEPLY disturbing, especially if that person either has an autism, or if they know someone with autism.
3. Autistic people can be very UPSET about this, especially if they saw that.
So I just saw a popular list of the Worst Mental Illnesses just a few minutes ago, wondering what were the worst ones. Guess what was on there? That's right, Autism! UGH! I HATE it when people say its an illness and that it ruins their lives! In many ways, it can actually IMPROVE one's life!
It's a CONDITION. - Cyri
It's not a mental disorder. It's a dysfunctional one.
Autism is called a superpower! Get it through your heads! Retarded and autism are completely different things! - Slipperyjack40
I used to like the bearstain bears until I was 13, I grew out of them in august 2012 - trains45
I'm autistic and I love the Backyardigans
It depends. I'm autistic and while I like cartoons like Disney's Hercules and Rugrats, I really hate baby shows like Barney, and I also like "grownup" stuff like "Criminal Minds" and "Hell's Kitchen"
I agree because I love The Backyardigans. - Ilovestephanie
Well, "sufferer" is a bit harsh, but yes. - Cyri
I ask people if they married their sisters
I really need to think before I speak sometimes
Non-autistic people can be annoying, too!
I’m autistic and I understand sarcasm and I can also be the queen of being sarcastic so there
I have a sense of humor but no one understands it :( - Slipperyjack40
Albert Einstein had autism and he was one of the smartest people of all time! - Slipperyjack40
Bill Gates, Isaac Newton, The guy who made Pokemon happen...
And life, too
Yeah I do sometimes, it can be hard to control sometimes - trains45
True I’m autistic and I sometimes rage and freak out whenever I get mad. I try very hard to control my anger most of the time, though.
Yeah sometimes - trains45
Yeah I always did with personal space - trains45
I had trouble saying hi to my relatives that I haven't seen FOR YEARS while attending a wedding once.
I'm an adult and I still act like a little kid/teen sometimes due to my autism. My family helps me with this life stage.
Not always some stuff I good at, or enjoy, it was easy to learn computer work and photoshop and final cut pro x at school - trains45
Yeah sometimes especially with new people - trains45
We just have have a hard time communicating to others and expressing our feelings which is why we tend to get frustrated and angry easily.
Most autistic people have things that they are really good at, such as math, memory, etc.
I’m autistic and I’m really good with computers.
Just don’t expect us to be savants.
I’m autistic and I am an adult but everyone thinks that I’m a teenager because I look so young.
Besides being sensitive to noises and sound, we can also be sensitive to tastes, texture, etc.
I'm autistic and I get distracted and tend to multitask all the time. I also don't really pay attention to stuff I'm doing and I end up dropping/misplacing stuff.
They also don't pay attention to dangerous situations and they end up hurting themselves/others.
Yeah it not fun, I got bullied sometimes in school, they did eventually stop after awhile - trains45