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Keira_lol

767d

hello!! quick thing, if you are autistic how do people usually react when you say you are?

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    • gutter_rat

      288d

      The last time I said it was on a dating app with someone I thought was rlly cool and we were having a great conversation then they just ghosted me once I mentioned I have autism, I'm not a very high functioning autistic but it's still there for sure especially in social situations. Not sure why but I guess ppl are just weird about autistic ppl.

    • gutter_rat

      288d

      The last time I said it was on a dating app with someone I thought was rlly cool and we were having a great conversation then they just ghosted me once I mentioned I have autism, I'm not a very high functioning autistic but it's still there for sure especially in social situations. Not sure why but I guess ppl are just weird about autistic ppl.

    • chels23

      289d

      What do you mean you don't look it or they start to say I know someone who is autistic and they are none verbal so your not autistic They are mostly from work so glad those people had left and moved on So I just my voice inside

    • Carolm

      757d

      People say to me "your so proper and polite you dont seem autistic"

    • Aylaisnotcool

      763d

      "You're not really" or "but you're high functioning" smfh😦

      • ParanoiaK

        762d

        @Aylaisnotcool I am high functioning and they think that it means I am not autistic. 😔

    • SunInAugust

      763d

      "I still see you as [insert good thing]" "Don't let it define your!"

    • Arael

      764d

      “You don’t look autistic” How am I supposed to look? 🤔🤔

    • Muse_Ings

      767d

      I’ve had positive and negative reactions. For example, my new job is very positive and wants to support my needs. My last job though, when I told my coworkers, said oh you’re really high functioning like it was a compliment.

    • Snowy184

      767d

      Most people don't believe me. In fact my mom straight up insisted my diagnosis was incorrect

    • ParanoiaK

      767d

      I always gotten “you don’t look autistic” or “no you are not”. But they are always saying things like “you are so childish”, “this shouldn’t be so hard for you”, “you shouldn’t act that way”, etc.

    • Alli_Apple

      767d

      oh gosh this has been weird for me. i mostly will just mention it casually with people after some time less of a “coming out” so to speak, but when i do mention it it’s like i can see people going inside their brains to make extra sure that they look super neutral and chill and casual about it. after that i experience people being a lot nicer to me…? which is nice i guess but also kind of makes me uncomfortable because a.) are you infantilizing? b.) i was still autistic before i told you i was so why didn’t that version of me get the same kindness and respect and leniency? but at the same time it’s not like i hate when people are extra nice to me? i have such complicated feelings towards it.

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