blackberryjoy

327d

every time I tell someone I’m autistic they don’t believe me or they say it must be a very “mild case”. I’ve been diagnosed for about a year but I’ve suspected autism for much longer. when I try to explain myself I just get frustrated and upset. how do I stand up for myself and help others to understand how I feel?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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  • Uncanny

    326d

    I have this same issue - Telling a person that even "mild" cases are still cases helps me. Another way (and the way I like to go with this situation) is explaining how even if it appears to be mild, Autism is still a very large spectrum, and there is no such thing as a "mild" or "severe" case - just different needs in different areas from person to person.

  • glitterbounce

    326d

    🤗❤️ hi there, I'm new here and I've got loads of tips. Unsure of how to be polite about advocacy and im cool with that. Is it chill to drop my communication tools here?

  • glitterbounce

    326d

    Also mild severe high and low... rude and hurtful you deserve people that want to understand you and its ok not to continue sending energy to the people that cannot or will not listen to how your mind and love languages work

  • Crim

    326d

    I get that all the time and it’s irritating. Autism is autism no matter if an outsider sees it as mild or not. Its a spectrum (key word there) and you’re experience with Autism is much more valid than someone who has never struggled with it saying ‘oh it’s a mild case’. You know you and youre valid and welcomed in the autistic community <3

  • Solomongrundy

    326d

    I can relate I just started to say I was but it’s not that hard to tell it not mild nor extreme all my other Disorders can I play together

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