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What It’s Like To Be Autistic, According To People With Autism

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  1. DeepForestRex DeepForestRex

    Even if I'm mild on the spectrum, I still feel lonely. I'm very frustrated all the time. I don't know what my friends expect me to do in social situations. People don't understand why I rock on my chair when there's noise. They don't understand why I like to hangout alone during lunch. And then I come home and as soon as my parents talk to me, blow up. I hold it all in at school, and then at home I go out of control. It's so painful. When someone on Instagram says "I'm so lonely" I'm like "bullshit! You don't know what lonely is! You don't know what it's like to feel different and overwhelmed by the world!" I'm super confused and overwhelmed by this world I live in. I hate unpredictability. The world is unpredictable, which is why I'm overwhelmed by the world. At times, I'm proud to be autistic. But a lot of times, I wish I could just be a "normal" kid, so I could have the ability to block out background sounds and have a more flexible mind, and less meltdowns.

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  2. Nikki Jenkins Nikki Jenkins

    i have development delay autism. I acted younger than my actual age. i was born actually born with autism.

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  3. Justin Mielke Justin Mielke

    what is really sad is some people think we are like robots without emotions. if people would just empathise with us more than life would be a lot better

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  4. Isaac Ok Loser Isaac Ok Loser

    I have ADHD and I go to special ed classes with kids with autism, down syndrome, OCD and ADHD. One of the kids with autism is probably the smartest person I know. He tells me about physicists, (especially Isaac Newton because of my name) he tells me about evolution, dinosaurs, and cool facts about space. He is very interested in space and has said he wants to be an astronomer when he grows up and I constantly motivate him and support what he wants to do. He's definitely different from all the other kids, he's very smart for a six grader and he's even made me interested in space and evolution. He even tells me he wants to inspire kids with autism. To be honest, I think it's wrong to assume kids with autism are stupid before you even meet them.

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  5. Bozza S Bozza S

    I am autistic, I don't "suffer" from autism. I face personal challenges and enjoy certain personal strengths, just like every other person. My struggle is with society's perception and treatment of me, with most people's lack of empathy and understanding to my different needs.

    Also, I have been both "high-functioning" and "low-functioning" at different times in my life, and it offends me when people distinguish us with such labels and assume that "low-functioning" individuals are not aware of things, or when they say that "high-functioning" autistic people don't know what it's like to be "low-functioning". I do, and so do many other autistic people like me. Such "functioning" is a matter of available resources. It doesn't define who we are, or what we're capable of.

    These labels are used to oppress us and discriminate against us.

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  6. Vishva Kumara Vishva Kumara

    Found this while looking for answers, and, oh my, this makes a lot of sense, but not sure how this really applies. Was having very bad digestive problems and nausea last week, and on xanax now. Have taken an Asperger test several months ago and it says positive, but my therapist says it is nothing to worry about since I'm now grown up, a male and have a white collar job.

    I'm troubled once a while; it gets really bad spiraling downward, and don't want to feel that way again. How could this be of any help. Because I'm looking for a cure or something of that sort. Because they are treating me for anxiety and OCD while I feel like some other underlying condition is causing all this disturbances.

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  7. Victor Gagnon Victor Gagnon

    I feel like everyone knows how to act and I'm the only one who doesn't. Sometimes you will feel like the entire world is against you when people are just trying to help you. This video was really relatable

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  8. Intet Mane Intet Mane

    This is quite accurate ^^'

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  9. Roukan Roukan

    Suffering? I'm Autistic and I'm NOT suffering!! I'm thriving! Love the video tho!

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  10. Nicolas Bell Nicolas Bell

    We don't "suffer from autism". We're just autistic in a society not made for us.

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  11. OggyMetalHead OggyMetalHead

    Aspergers is different from autism even thought its on the spectrum get that in your heads

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