I have autism with a hint of ADD. I get flattered if someone says I'm "special", but I think it's something that I wouldn't let go to my head. I mean, you are free to believe that you can be a sweet person with a unusually special talent, but boasting and showing off doesn't neccesarily make you seem special.
You use your "gift" as an excuse to treat people like crap. Just because you have a disability, doesn't make you better, or any different. And if you treat people terribly, don't expect them to be nice to you because you have some form of autisim or aspergers.
My friend has an ADH type of Autism . She is same age as me . We are really a good friend , but she always been bullied by other kid . She is left handed too . But don't underestimate her . She is a total genius , she even beats me every class subject . I love to be her friend for eternity but she already gone to UK because she can't stand the bullies . Her name is liliana alexia . She is now a success girl in my age but not famous . Her school is in memory (1989-1997) .
I have a bad memory. i don't like the stereotype of all high functioning autistic people having high intelligence, I am not that intelligent and not even upset about that but i do have a bit of a sense of detail.
you should stop dwelling on the negatives so much. you're going through a stage of self-hate. but you'll get over it, you'll likely see yourself in a more positive light. looking at yourself the way you do right now won't do you any good. trust me, it's not a good thing.
it was recently discovered that i have Asperger, or at least it's almost Obvious that i have it. and i must say, for me, i go into extremes, on the one hand, i can speak 2 languages fluent, can read very fast, and can write nice texts and am very creative, on the other i suck at math, and the way how i write letters and all are Horrible!
i was never considered dumb, everyone agreed that i was a smart person, but nobody, NOONE, in my school even thought about it that i may have asperger-autism, and then i have a emotional breakdown at my last internship, and because the boss of the place also has a kid with autism, it was FINALLY discovered, and that was AFTER i finished school!
my mother always told others that i was "different" and knew that i have something,but not what. and send me to therapists and all, but as i said, no one cept a few family members had the idea, didn't help however, when the first family member who thinks that i may have it, is the one who thinks you have cancer if you cough a lot.
ToontendoFeatured By OwnerOct 24, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
I have it and I absolutely f**king hate it. I'm not too high on the spectrum and kept it a secret from everyone and somehow, someone found out in school and spread it around. Then everyone started treating me like i was a disabled puppy or that I was dumb. Not to mention all the awkward social habits and high anxiety that came with it. It honestly isn't a gift at all, I'd rather do without it.
No what happened is they thought just because you were autisitic ment you were"retarded" and were misinformed and acted to you stereotypically had they actually known what autism really ment they would've acted differently
ToontendoFeatured By OwnerOct 25, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
Still, I also forgot to mention before, even the teachers do the same things. I got the highest scores on all my SATS tests when I was in year 6 and when I went to highschool, the teachers saw I had autism and put me in the bottom class completely ignoring what I had even worked hard on my tests for. Also I have tried telling people I'm not an "idiot" or "retarded" but they still wont get the message at all. I honestly wish I was just born without it. Its a pain to deal with, everywhere.
I have a form of autism and my parents say it's a gift for me since i'm different from my sisters. The difference that me and my sisters have is that they like one direction and I don't i only like the music.
Besides without my creativity i wouldn't aim to be an author
Albert Einstein was autistic. If he wasn't born with autism, he wouldn't be as smart as he was. People say autism means you're stupid, haha, no. It actually makes you smarter...in a way. Autistics usually have one extremely strong point and one not so strong point. I am Autistic and my strong point is ANYTHING to do with technology (this is why i can use MMD at age 12) So that's why its a gift...But only mild Autism. High functioning autism is what you mean.
How do you KNOW it does? Autism doesn't do that - for some people it has the completely opposite effect. That's merely something that happens as a result of the behavior autism can cause. How can you be sure he wouldn't be smart anyway? And yes, maybe there's a few good things in it. That doesn't mean it's a "gift".
I'm just going to ignore you because denying that autism is not purely a disorder and just causes learning in different ways to others is just plain stupid. Autism only makes you learn some things slower or faster. My brother can use a computer to perfection, but he can't speak yet, because autism's just learning differently.
I know what it is, kid. I'm just going to ignore you on the basis that you believe you know better than me, despite the fact I have this disorder, as does my brother, and a lot of people that I spent the younger years of my life around. Ignorance is bliss, huh.
Autism's definition on autism speaks.com: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
autism is involuntary and isn't a gift, do you think people like to have autism or are proud to have autism? i mean i get the message of the stamp and all that autism shouldn't be something that makes the person less of a human, it's just not worded correctly and is not true