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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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 :(
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.
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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.
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
I also have depression and anxiety which I read can also cause angry issues so I get angry really easily.
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
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. - idontreallycare
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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 not a mental disorder. It's a dysfunctional one.
It's a CONDITION. - Cyri
Autism is called a superpower! Get it through your heads! Retarded and autism are completely different things! - Slipperyjack40
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
Well, "sufferer" is a bit harsh, but yes. - Cyri
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.
Not me but this still sounds serious.
I can agree with this. Everybody bullies us to death! - Slipperyjack40
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
Bill Gates, Isaac Newton, The guy who made Pokemon happen...
Albert Einstein had autism and he was one of the smartest people of all time! - Slipperyjack40
And life, too
I have a sense of humor but no one understands it :( - Slipperyjack40
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.
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2. We have a hard time with simple stuff
3. We are sensitive to loud noises