Top Ten Worst Things About Having Autism

I am slightly autistic(Not using it as an insult), and I hate it, look down to see why.

The Top Ten

1 You don't get friends

I am usually able to get a few acquaintances, but it usually never goes well enough. I was actually invited to a high school party twice last September. However, after several incidents took place, I was forced to leave the group I'd been hanging out with for a year. Now, I feel as if I'm restricted from talking to random people, or I'd think that I'm too immature for them.

During free time, while everyone else is talking to their friends, I just have to sit there bored to death. I tried making friends one time but got made fun of for being short.

Are you serious? One of my best friends since school is autistic. Everyone loves her! She has many, genuine friends.

That's why autistic people can get friends. They can be very nice!

Actually I don’t get many friends they think I am crazy. This happens in EVERY school I went to.

2 You are oversensitive

My days are a lot about ignoring minor issues and move on but it's never ending and it drains me

I fully agree with this. Even I can be like this and I need to learn things.

I know many people with Autism who are oversensitive, but I try not to be. Words do hurt, but they don't kill on impact.

Honestly, I had ASD throughout most of my life, it was not good to feel oversensitive, but unfortunately I may have to live through this even though I'm on medication.

3 You act like a crybaby

That's kind of true. I'm autistic and whenever my parents yell at me loudly/harshly for no reason I tend to cry.

We, as autistic people are much more sensitive, both emotionally and physically. Something that may be a slight annoyance or inconvenience for an NT can make an autistic person break down.

I cry all the time. Nothing wrong with it. Crying IS cleansing.

Its true 50% of the time. I cry a lot more than usual. But it makes you you.

4 You are shy

So, I've got this math teacher at my high school who I was really shy to talk to (and I still kinda am, but I'm trying to get that under control). Whenever I'd want to talk with him, my legs get all jittery, my palms get shaky/sweaty, and I get that butterfly feeling in my stomach, like I might throw-up or something.

Usually, after I talk to him, I feel a bit better.

Shyness isn't a bad thing.

I'm actually shy. Someone said to me that it it's actually cute and innocent.

I'm not shy. I just have trouble in social situations. (which is very common in autistic people)

5 You force people to be your friend

Actually, I try to avoid making friends. It's too much work. Besides, I hate everyone in my school. Because they're all idiots and they're all plotting to murder me in my sleep.

Well if you met me I wouldn't murder and I know how you feel. It sucks doesn't it. In your opinion don't you think that's it's worse than getting a Math test?

I tend to avoid most people I don't know. Only those I can trust could be considered friends.

I feel like my friends and family secretly talk trash about my problems behind my back

That's not true! The only autistic person who does that at my school is Charles!

6 You think differently

Yeah I'm usually smarter but I suck at other areas in life so it's even

I think like a genius. Autistic thinking is way better than normal people thinking. You just wouldn't know 'cause you don't have autism.

I think differently and NOT in a wise way.

My family is Asian and whenever we get group pics taken with toddlers or babies the grownups make all sorts of weird and annoying noises to get the kid to pose for the camera. I know they’re not speaking it towards me or the older kids or the older adults but I have always thought that they were making the noises to try to get EVERYONE to pose for pictures, regardless of their age

7 You'll never fit in

I can camouflage a lot since I'm a girl and my autism is mild but it drains me so I always have to choose between living a lonely life or always being exhausted

Who ever said fitting in was the right thing to do? If everyone fit in, we would live a life of blandness and repetition.
There isn't a such thing as "fitting in". Nobody blends in, we all have something about us that makes us stand out.

You don't have to fit in! Be yourself, it's way better, and more fun.

I will never be able to, no. I probably should shoot myself by now.

Whoa, whoa. Calm down, old me. Will I ever fit in? No. Kill myself? NO. Remember, you'll probably have a better time fitting in than me, even if you're also autistic.

8 People think you are weird

...and it does affect me negatively, learn some basic human psychology if you think otherwise

The only struggle I really face with Autism is the discrimination given from some people to me just because of my label. In reality, we're no different from everyone else, we're capable of the same things as non-Autistics.

Whenever I make a joke I think is funny or something all anyone does is tell me to kill myself.

I believe (not tryin to be mean) that everyone is weird in their own special way

9 You can't communicate

You can communicate even if you are nonverbal, I promise. I heard of this method called RPM and it works my autistic friend used it. It took a while but now she can spell to me and I can finally understand her!

I hate this side effect. Even when I plan out everything I’m going to say and repeat it 20x in my head, I will either only get halfway through (before forgetting) or say something completely different.

Very relatable.

I have trouble ording food and stuff but I am starting to learn now since I got the help I needed but I still feel shy sometime.

10 You never do things right

I'm autistic and my parents CONSTANTLY say this about me and IT IS NOT TRUE!

Whoever put this in is either low self esteemed or out of their mind

Sometimes I felt like this and I still do, although when I can actually can do things right.

I do things right all the time, like, ahem, being awesome.

The Contenders

11 You feel like everything is your fault

It can be annoying to us sometimes, but my goodness, this kid like me in my school literally thinks everything is his fault. Every mistake anyone makes he literally blames it on himself. Even when I tried to say it was mine he disagrees with me! Always thinks the negative stuff, and I literally think he is somewhat someday going to kill himself for nothing.

I have autism and I always think everything is my fault.

This is one of the biggest things of my autism. I hate it.

No MY MOM thinks that everything is my fault

12 You wish you were never born

First off that's called Identity Crisis and as a high functioning genius I don't like bumping into these, and I get through them within seconds.

To the person who added this to the list:

How about tying a rope around your neck you failed abortion.

Damn, this list is more relating than I thought.

My family would be better off if I were never born. I'm nothing but an inconvenience.

13 You're 28 times more likely to commit suicide

28 times sounds like an exaggeration but I do think my chances of dying from suicide are really high

I'm autistic and sometimes I feel that my life is also horrible but I am not suicidal. I just hope that things will come out more positively

I've tried it way more than anyone else, honestly.

I am autistic but this kid literally hits himself and wishes to die. I thought it was suicide disorder.

14 You like YouTube poops

I demand you report this list item, this is plain offensive

My brother and I have watched Toy Story and Incredibles ones.

YTPs are funny, though. However, they HAVE been getting worse as of recently.

Non-autistic people like YTPs, too!

15 You say and do things you wish you had never done or done differently

Yep. I never think before I act sometimes.

yes

Yep

Mailboxes

16 People make fun of you

I'm mistreated a lot and and some kids ask weird questions, and I just wish I was isolated and I think it's better for me to actually be alone because I like being alone!

This is why I don't like to tell people that I'm autistic, but I'm pretty sure everyone already knows. One person even told the whole class. When I was at public school, everyone liked to tease me all the time, because they all thought it was funny. Even worse was that since I was the only person out of like 140 students that had Autism, I was the only one that actually got made fun of.

I have been bullied but not for being autistic because people NEVER notice it. But I got bullied for being short once by this rude tall girl once

Should be number 1

17 You are forced to take special ed

Yes I hate special ed. Not only do I have to take it I also have a one on one aide. Like I hate myself because of it. It makes me feel completely different. And I'm literally the perfect child. And sometimes I feel like the expectations for me are a lot higher then the boys' because I'm a girl. There are kids who have mental breakdowns and some are super impulsive. Some never get there homework done. My grades are average but I have perfect reports and I'm literally everything I can. Like I've already brought this up and nobody cares. I don't get bullied or anything but I get so many judgemental looks. And literally half the schools knows I'm autistic because of her. Whenever she's there I just wish a black hole would swallow me and I could disappear forever.

I hated it. In high school, my special ed teacher was mean and tells me off for no reason all the time. She even yelled at the class once! Special ed should be illegal in my opinion. No autistic kid should have to deal with this kind of cruelty, especially because of everything that they have been through in their lives.

I'm autistic and I have to go to a special ed middle school inside a nationwide middle school an hour away from my house and part of being in the program is you can't even go to the bathroom alone. LAME.

I wasn't actually forced into spec ed.

18 You feel like you don’t belong

You know how Hercules feels like an outcast since he's different in the Disney movie? So do I. (I'm the only autistic person in the family). I'm still trying to find my sense of belonging in not only the family, but society as well.

I seriously believed that I was an alien when I was a child...

19 There's a high unemployment/underemployment rate for people with autism

Turning 15 soon I want a job and I am nearly legally old enough I try to tell my mum I might want a job and she says "Oh you hve autism so you'll have to wait because you're different". -.- I just wanna make some money so I can buy my own chocolate and snacks and cool stuff

Please tell me this is false.

The depression rates...

YOUR KIDDING

20 You are more likely to get sleeping problems

I have trouble falling asleep after getting a lecture

21 You have unhealthy obsessions

I'm obsessed with baby paraphernalia, and I'm not even an adult baby or have any weird fetish of any kind! It's hard getting images of diapers and baby bottles out of my mind...

Sometimes, I eat the entire bag of parmesan Goldfish.

I can't mention them all. I have to many of them.

I always do four of everything.

22 Getting irritated at minor problems

True, I can be hot-headed and I tend to lose my temper easily. I try to control it most of the time, though.

Geez some teens just never grow up

True

23 No one seems to understand

I always have to lie to explain myself because the simple truth makes no sense to people

Yes I'm autistic and no one understands becuase it's so mild they treat me like I'm normal

24 Therapy sessions

So much time wasted because of those

I had to go to therapy for years.

25 Special ed teachers treat you like an idiot

I'm mature enough to go to the bathroom alone, but you're forced to go with a teacher. To make matters stupider, I'm MIDDLE school, not preschool, kindergarten, or elementary.

My high school special ed teacher thinks that we are dumber than 1st graders and forced us to do kindergarten worksheets.

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