Top Ten Worst Things About Having Autism

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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. - ethanmeinster

Don't have any friends at my school and my teachers are very mean to me and yell at me a lot. The only people who like me are my super generous parents and that's all. I might make friends on this website though and it could help me with my autism - WarriorprincessfairyX

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.

I have friends

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2 You are oversensitive

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. - Turkeyasylum

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.

Applies to me. - Extractinator04

If someone says anything nasty to me, in real life, I often freak out and run away. I am especially offended by the N word - WarriorprincessfairyX

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3 You are shy

I am a very shy person in real life and I get very nervous in real life when someone says something negative about me and I get very offended easily, when people are mean to me. But other than that there is nothing wrong with being shy at all - WarriorprincessfairyX

Shyness isn't a bad thing. - Britgirl

So true. I'm always the shy girl. - Lunala

Yes I am - TeamRocket747

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4 You act like a crybaby

Not true at all. I barely cry, and I only cry when I'm really upset (which rarely happens to me these days). - Kiyomi

Sometimes I cry a lot and other times it is hard to cry. - Lunala

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 cried when my mom threatened to kill me - TeamRocket747

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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. - RockFashionista

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? - AlphaQ

I never force people to be my friend and unless I trust or know other people, I often stay away from other people I don't know. - WarriorprincessfairyX

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

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

6 You think differently

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. - RockFashionista

I think differently and NOT in a wise way. - Extractinator04

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

Yeah - Lunala

7 You'll never fit in

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. - Turkeyasylum

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

I will never be able to, no. I probably should shoot myself by now. - Extractinator04

People just think I'm the shy girl and don't suspect me having autism.

I dress in caps and sweatpants compared to popular girls wearing booty shorts as makeup so I have always had trouble fitting in with most girls. But I have always gotten along well with guys because they have always seemed to understand me a bit better. Yes, I am a tomboy. - Lunala

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8 People think you are weird

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. - Turkeyasylum

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

Whenever I make a joke I think is funny or something all anyone does is tell me to kill myself. - Extractinator04

My favourite animal is weird. Other than that, nothing too odd about me. - Lunala

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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!

The last time I talked in school was in 6th grade, I'm in 9th now and I'm still not talking. - PrincessKiana

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. - Lunala

I can my friedns

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10 You never do things right

Most autistic people are dumb. - Unharmless

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

Sometimes I'm wrong, I'm smart but I admit I make dumb mistakes sometimes and I am not a know-it-all. - Lunala

Actually, I may have autism, but that doesn't mean I am stupid. In fact I am a videogame nerd and I am very good at maths and science. - WarriorprincessfairyX

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The Newcomers

? Therapy sessions

So much time wasted because of those

? People tie you up

My childhood dentist did this to me. I have a mild dental phobia because of my experiences :(

The Contenders

11 You feel like everything is your fault
12 You say and do things you wish you had never done or done differently

Yep - Lunala

True, I always think back about what I say, I do after I do them sometimes I am proud sometimes not ^^

13 You have unhealthy obsessions

My brother in a nutshell. - Stevenuniversefangirl

14 You wish you were never born

That's true. I wish I could just rob a gun and shoot myself in the head and get reborn without having autism - Unharmless

Damn, this list is more relating than I thought. - Extractinator04

I feel that sometimes :'( - Getovait

Sometimes - Lunala

15 It's not easy to get comforted

Every time I'm angry/sad and people try to comfort me, it never really works, and sometimes, it makes my mood worse. - Kiyomi

16 You are more likely to get sleeping problems

I always wake up too early. - Kiyomi

17 People make fun of you

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.

This should be a lot higher. People make fun of me because not just I have autism, it's because I am also a nerd and for some unknown reason, people keep teasing me for some reason and no that is not the autistic persons fault. It's the bully's fault. - WarriorprincessfairyX

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 - Lunala

Should be number 1 - TeamRocket747

18 You never stop talking

Ironic because I am always considered the "shy smart girl". But some autistics do talk a lot. Others don't - Lunala

I used to never stop talking. Now I never talk at all. - Extractinator04

I have autism and I never ever stop talking its come to the point that ill black out. no one ever see me black out though I am always alone in the corner.

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 - Lunala

20 If you have a meltdown as a child, people will tell your parents you're spoiled

Yes that happened to me a lot and people are so ignorant

21 People with autism don't realize how amazing they are

Autistic people aren't amazing just because of Autism itself (but Autism does make people awesome), but they as a whole are cool because they already know how to stand out. They shouldn't suppress themselves because society tells them, instead, they should be free to be themselves. If they decide to be themselves, then this world would be a better place.

22 Your motor skills are delayed

I couldn't ride a bycicle till I was 7-8 years old, I couldn't swim properly till I was 9-10 old, and I still have an awful handwriting. - Kiyomi

23 You like YouTube poops
24 People compare you to Chris-Chan

I do not want to be compared to that abomination. It's even worse when people who hate autism think that you (if you're a female with autism) and Chris-Chan should be a couple which is not right at all.

That hellspawn is pure awful. That evil gremlin is a disgrace to autistic people. - Lunala

25 You're 28 times more likely to commit suicide

I've tried it way more than anyone else, honestly. - Extractinator04

so true - Unharmless

26 Other kids hate you

They are neutral with the other autistic kids but not me. - Extractinator04

27 Meltdowns might make you come across as spoiled
28 Tics
29 You are immature
30 You can't take criticism
31 You are violent
32 You are forced to take special ed

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.

33 Your parents get embarrassed whenever you get mad

Everyone has anger. It’s normal. Parents just don’t understand that autistic kids have trouble controlling it.

34 Getting irritated at minor problems
35 Your parents have to explain your autism to everyone

And they get embarrassed by it

36 No one seems to understand
37 You become a victim of bullying
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