I Am Autistic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 510 People

    Flappy

    When I'm happy, the feelings are bubbling up inside my bones and veins and I need to let it out. I need to dance, clap, jump on the spot, run, or flap my hands. I am able to contain such outbursts of emotion in public... most of the time. Because I know people look at you funny...
    DancingFox DancingFox
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Nov 28, 2012
    theoutland theoutland
    22-25, M
    Feb 24

    Hi, I'm Collin and I'm 20 years old.

    I was diagnosed with high-functioning autism when I was 3.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 5, 2015

    Yeah, I have Autism,

    so what? That don't mean I'm retarded. People who are autistic don't mean retardation anyway. Some of yall don't understand about what Autism is. There's between low, moderate, and severe. I'm in the low range and I just act normal. You know why? Because I AM normal. People with...
    RappingAboutMyLife RappingAboutMyLife
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2015

    I only have it mildly,

    that people don't realise I have autism (until I tell them.) I hate it because once people find out, they start treating me different (more like a 5 year old.) But I only have it mildly, I'm 15 years old and I don't need to be acted like a 5 year old. Some people act me like a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Dec 23, 2015

    how aer yuo doeng i playd in pant today it was

    fun i took undys off anb poo poo on the foor my mom call my mom say she tryd deipers but she say i tak thos off so she anb my borhr lay newspapr alovr huos anb she say i pee anb poo on thet graet yyyyyyaaaaayyyyyy she say i don poo pee in potty but she don no y the doktr say he...
    theoutland theoutland
    22-25, M
    Feb 29

    what are your special interests?

    ? whether its a longtime passion or a more recent or shortlived thing, i wanna know!
    bugab00 bugab00
    18-21, T
    3 Responses Sep 30, 2015

    How Narrow-minded Can People Be???

    I have just seen this:"Wouldn't it be lovely if Autism only lasted for one month?"Geez. Lovely indeed. If this read "Wouldn't it be lovely if being gay/black/whatever only lasted for a month" these people would be sued. Why is it OK to write something like that about autism...
    DancingFox DancingFox
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Apr 4, 2012

    On the spectrum. I prefer the term Aspergian,

    though. Just cuz. And I didn't know I was, until two years ago. Thank God I didn't!! I would've felt sorry for myself, or like worse of a "freak" than I already did. This way, I felt like it was a set of wings bestowed upon me. Like, "Hey, your brain & body are WIRED this...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jan 19

    Being Me

    "If I could snap my fingers and be nonautistic, I would not because then I wouldn't be me. Autism is part of who I am." --Temple GrandinIndeed. It might not be easy being me, but I'd rather be me than someone else.
    DancingFox DancingFox
    31-35, F
    16 Responses Jan 4, 2013

    ...And I'm 6000% done with people acting like

    we're a dysfunctional subspecies. I am autistic! I have auditory sensory issues! I own stim toys! And I'm a human being with emotions and an education! It's really ableist and unreasonable to treat autistic people like idiots. Yes, those with severe autism are very...
    TransgenderYosafire TransgenderYosafire
    13-15, M
    3 Responses Mar 5

    Me

    im 19 yrs old and i have autism.  im trying to raise awareness about my uniqueness and to tell people stop ignorance.  well after a few password changes and all that im finally back in biz.  i refuse to take medication for my autism because i know first hand that...
    herzighart herzighart
    22-25, F
    15 Responses Aug 25, 2007

    People thinks i'm stupid,

    and that I can control myself. People said that i'm special i mean am i really?
    sabrinagullett sabrinagullett
    16-17, F
    Dec 7, 2015

    ever since i was little,

    ive always been different. i been made fun of by numerous people, including my own family. i was the kid who always rocked back and forth and never talk to anyone. i have trouble keeping up a conversation with people. i dont mind being by myself for hours on end. i remembered...
    zade95 zade95
    22-25, M
    3 Responses May 17, 2014

    I am a autistic person.

    my favourite place to be is in my bedroom where I can be away from everything. I'm terrible with making friends but I managed to get one. Its nice to meet you all. Have a nice day.
    UkraineEarmuffs UkraineEarmuffs
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2015

    I have alexthymia autism.

    .. this makes me feel is never an option for me, people think I'm not sympathetic when they look sad but its not my fault I just cannot see what emotion someone is feeling by looking at their face and body language and I cannot tell what emotion I'm feeling either. I also have...
    SlowlyChanging SlowlyChanging
    13-15, T
    Mar 30

    Challenging Stereotypes: What I Am Not

    As you may know, April is Autism Awareness Month. A lot has been done to inform and educate people about autism, but a lot of stereotypes still need to be challenged. As a person with an autistic spectrum condition – I have Asperger’s syndrome – I thought I’d share with...
    DancingFox DancingFox
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Apr 1, 2013

    It explained why I felt

    so different, and acted different. I was relieved to find out. Things made sense, and I felt at piece
    secretlyhonest1 secretlyhonest1
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 20, 2015

    seeing all the "i love my autistic son"/"autism

    awareness!!1!" type threads is really peeving me off
    bugab00 bugab00
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2015

    I'm high functioning,

    high on the spectrum, so most people don't notice. It might be the reason why I'm good at drawing, but I don't know. My sister is low functioning and can't talk. Eh. That's me
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 6, 2014

    I have been professionally diagnosed with

    Asperger's Syndrome (or ASD) since the 90's, and I'm currently seeing a counselor to work on getting through social phobia and developing connections with people despite my differences. :)
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight
    18-21
    4 Responses Sep 4, 2015

    And I'm damn proud of it!

    Seriously, autistics are usually the ones with the most innovative, interesting ideas, and are extremely smart and we wouldn't be where we are now without them!
    magicalenby magicalenby
    18-21, T
    Jan 6, 2015

    Happy Saint Juniper'S Day! By Kirk Anderson

    I was talking to Jenny M today and telling her about Saint (or Brother) Juniper. He was a 13th century Franciscan friar who may have had autism. We thought he'd make a great patron saint of autism, and wondered if learning about him on his feast day (29th Jan) would be an...
    DancingFox DancingFox
    31-35, F
    Jan 29, 2013

    I PEE IN POTTY MY MOM AND BORTHR SAY

    YYYYYYAAAAAAAHHHHHHH HAV I DON GOOD
    theoutland theoutland
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 20
    TailsYellowfly TailsYellowfly
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    People Just Don`t Get It

    i am not trying to be rude. i can`t look people in the eye,i hate loud places.i freeae up around people i never met.and i panic around a large groups of people.so ,i stay home a lot. i don`t have many freinds.i do have my dogs that keep me company.i hate strange places.i freak...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    36-40
    3 Responses Mar 31, 2009

    Hi there. I am new and nervous.

    My name is Eirin. I was diganosed with autism. Ever since I was a little child. But there wasnt much information about it. I am bad at social activities and other things. My mother had to worked hard to raise me. I thank her for that. I was a pain but she loved me and I love...
    Eirin Eirin
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 18

    It appears to differ

    for every individual who is affected. Some people with autism can't walk or vocalize or sometimes both. On the other hand others with it, with the inclusion of Aspergers the symptoms appear to have les if a presence, this tends to make us just look like naughty kids, I think it...
    thedimone thedimone
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2015

    I have Asperger's and I am not ashamed of it.

    I think people should stop being so ignorant to me and other people like me and my brother. I can not help that I have this, I never asked to not be able to understand emotion, metaphors or sarcasm to a perfect extent, or to be called "obsessed" by rotating objects. I also did...
    thedimone thedimone
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Jun 7, 2014

    Well anyways I remember I had a fantastic

    elementary school year. Once when I entered middle school everything changed. I had a terrible time making friends in middle school and ever since. My first friend in middle school was this young girl. She was child abused and everyday I would give her a snack because her...
    FluffyAwesomeness FluffyAwesomeness
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 17

    I have always felt wrong in my body.

    It wasn't so hard when I was younger but as an adult it's worse. I'm mentally a child but I was forced to grow up and act the way SOCIETY says I should for my age. Why? Why should I do what society wants? It's not me! Mentally I'm six years old and this year for my birthday we...
    rainbowharley rainbowharley
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2015

    I poo poo on gornd my mom say pee anb poo go in

    potty i say yuo let tim poo poo on gornd y not me she say becus yuo aer a humin anb we don poo poo or pee pee on gornd tim anb bob dos it becus thay aer anumels anb then she hit my butt hard anb i cry she say yuo pee pee anb poo poo gos in the potty
    theoutland theoutland
    22-25, M
    Feb 25
    DancingFox DancingFox
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 4, 2012

    I was diagnosed with Aspberger's Syndrome

    when I was quite young. I had speech delay, and hence I spoke my first word when I was 4. My mum says that it's only a minor case of Autism, but that doesn't mean it doesn't affect every single aspect of my life. I can't make eye contact with anyone. I often do repetitive...
    EnterTransman EnterTransman
    16-17, T
    1 Response Nov 16, 2014

    I became magically a asperger's man on April

    2013 I never had close friends... Never was loved... Never had a party at a human friends home. Never cried in front of someone . Never told someone they are hurting me. Never told anyone I was bullied until April 2013 Never walked to a stranger and made a friend . Never...
    Tallestdavid Tallestdavid
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 28, 2014

    When I found out I was diagnosed with autistic

    spectrum disorder I felt like a massive gap in my life had been filled. Now I get the support I need I'm going places:)
    CrazyBitch1996 CrazyBitch1996
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 7

    I think it's kinda funny

    that most people need me to (pretend to) look them in the eye but my therapist never cares so basically to other people it probably looks like I'm having a full conversation with her desk 5 feet away
    sighless sighless
    18-21, T
    Dec 1, 2015

    I wish non-autistic people would respect my

    body language. When I look at people while I'm conversing with them, it makes it harder for me to pay attention or process what's being said as well as what to say in response. it's so distracting when my mother tells me to look at her because I'm already trying to focus on...
    Emzies Emzies
    18-21
    1 Response Nov 17, 2015

    I have Asperger's Syndrome,

    and it can be both a blessing and a curse.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    16-17, M
    Nov 14, 2015

    I'm autistic I found out a

    while ago. It started when I was about 3 or 4 and at first they thought it was bipolar disorder because of my mood swings I could go from being really happy to really sad or ticked off. I used to have these really awful fits of rage and I would attack those closest to me and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 6

    THINGS I Do, That I Don't Think Is Rude, But Others Do.

    I DON'T ALWAYS ANSWER PEOPLE STRAIGHT AWAY, I AM BETTER THAN I USE TO BE, IF YOU CANNOT THINK OF THE ANSWER STRAIGHT AWAY, YOU COULD SAY"I WILL HAVE A THINK ABOUT IT TELL YOU LATER" OR "SORRY BUT I DON'T KNOW" INSTEAD OF KEEPING THE PERSON WAITING...
    DOLPHINTRACEY DOLPHINTRACEY
    46-50, F
    15 Responses Aug 24, 2009

    I'm autistic (Asperger's),

    very high functioning in most aspects, but noticeably different. Me being different really seems to put people off and very few people give me a chance and get to know me, which is disappointing and makes it really hard to make friends.
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup
    31-35, T
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2015

    i had the med depakote

    when i was on it i fell asleep at my job so thay said come to wark in your pajamas tommro so i did and thay said thay had a supprise so i whent in and thay blidfolded me led my to a room undid tje blindfulrd and it was a room filld with pillows and blankets and above the door...
    theoutland theoutland
    22-25, M
    Feb 9

    I was disgnosed when i was 5

    but its okay. I am happy. Its just who I am.
    Flying4 Flying4
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 3

    yyyyyyyaaaaayyyyy we whentt to big plac paelpol

    alovr my borthr say its mall i see whatr anb my mom say go haed play i wentt in whatr splash ann the my mom say i tak my cloth anb undys off i get out of whatr anb run BIG plac paepol scraem i laph anb paepol in blue grab me anb tak me to car with lites on top my borthr anb my...
    theoutland theoutland
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 25

    Does anybody else have any vocal stims

    that they like doing? :D
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight
    18-21
    6 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    My Experience

    With autism has been very hurtful and to this day i am still left in denial and confusion when i think of it. If you where to meet me you would'nt think i was autistic but by the time i tell people i kind of notice that they judge and act differently around me. Sometimes i feel...
    MsIndependant MsIndependant
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Dec 11, 2007

    10 reasons why Father Christmas has autism too!

    1. He lines up and names his reindeer over and over again 2. He has an extremely limited diet of only milk and cookies 3. He wears the same clothes everyday 4. He has a routine which he follows every year 5. He avoids all social interaction and does all of his work at night 6...
    tugboatcaptain tugboatcaptain
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Mar 11, 2015

    Autism, not a concept

    that many people (especially in this modern era) seem to have the ability or will to comprehend. The dictionary definition of Autism is: "A mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other...
    thedimone thedimone
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    I have Austism, only at a mild level.

    People say I don't look or act like I have it, but once I tell them. They're like "what, you look ordinary..." A lot of people think wrongly about autism. Authorities though people with autism are mentally retarded! No, that's not true. I was born with it, it wasn't like I chose...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 14
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