Things You Need to Know About Autism

Jake09
I'm autistic if you are wondering. And more people need be aware about that some people with it can't control this stuff!

The Top Ten

1 We have a hard time making friends

I got diagnosed with autism today & I can totally aggree with this. - Fretto

2 We are sensitive to loud noises

When it was my 12. birthday, I invited a few friends and my mom turned on my favorite music, and even if everyone agreed it's not loud, I said it was too loud... so please don't make loud noises around autistic people. It can make us nervous.

This is true. While I may not have it worse than other people do I'm very sensitive to loud noises.

Such as fire alarms and tornado sirens.

Balloons popping, babies and kids screaming, Loud music, Fireworks, etc. Ugh! - Lunala

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3 We have a hard time with simple stuff
4 The person can't control it at times
5 We can get mad easier

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

6 We want more space

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

7 Could be smarter than the average kid in school

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

8 Movements that are hard to control
9 It's not uncommon to have it
10 Boys could get it easier

This item is sexist. Be ashamed of yourselfe

The Contenders

11 Vaccines do not cause autism

Please stop with that rumor. Please vaccinate your children. - SwagFlicks

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

12 It has a spectrum and each sufferer is different.
13 Autistic people are 28 times more likely to attempt suicide

Not me but this still sounds serious.

14 We are more prone to depression
15 There is a high unemployment rate for autistic people
16 We have trouble understanding sarcasm and may not have much sense of humour
17 It's not a mental illness

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!

18 A lot of famous people have autism

Bill Gates, Isaac Newton, The guy who made Pokemon happen...

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