I got to rewatch Big Hero 6 tonight and

Autistic Wasabi

Autistic Wasabi organizing all his tools and getting anxious when people move them.

Autistic Wasabi following traffic laws even in a car chase because those are the rules.

Autistic Wasabi wanting a plan for fights because plans make things make sense.

Autistic Wasabi not wearing armor like the rest of the team because it’s too uncomfortable for him.

Autistic Wasabi

anonymous asked:

Hello, I'm a 17 year old girl and I was recently diagnosed with Aspergers, I have always found certain fabrics and colors to be beautiful and very important and it is just the center of my world, I have always loved clothing, but, I feel like there's a stereotype for aspies, the stereotype being that aspies don't care about fashion, and.... this is painful for me because now I feel like a ridiculous person for wanting to pursue fashion design.

Hi anon! Yes, it’s true that there are lots of stereotypes about autistic people, and that the stereotypes that are attributed to autistic women— shy, bookish, STEM majors who cut their hair short and ignore it and who never wear makeup and who choose comfortable clothing and practical shoes over fashion— are pretty limiting.

That’s why I think you should walk all over those stereotypes on the way to being yourself. If fashion, fabric, and clothing are your passions, go for it! Sure, ignorant people will be silly about it (“You’re autistic? But you’re so pretty!”, “I thought autistic people like math, or music?”, “But you seem so normal!”, “Do you like trains too, though?”) but the most important thing is being true to yourself and making joy out of your interests.

So keep your chin up and, and please don’t feel like you have to compromise on what you love for other people! If anyone gives you trouble, you can say, “Well, I am autistic, and this is what I like/do/look like, so this is what an autistic person likes/does/looks like!” and then go back to your clothing, because you are awesome, and fabric and colours are very beautiful and important.

I wish you wouldn’t interpret my silence as silence. My silence is in fact, a compliment. It means that I am being my natural self. It means that I am comfortable around you, that I trust you enough to engage my way of knowing, my way of speaking and interacting.
—  Socializing Through Silence by Melanie Yergeau

anonymous asked:

Is it bad if you do fit the stereotype tho? Cuz I'm kind of shy, bookish, homey looking and all of those those things. I wear pajamas most of the day tbh.

Not at all! I’m sorry if that post came off that way. If who you are happens to fall in line with some of the stereotypes about autistic people, that’s awesome too. Being true to yourself is the most important thing, whether you align with the average person’s idea of what autistic people are like or not.

I have quite a few stereotypical autistic traits too. I mean, let’s be real, pyjamas are the best.

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my other newish ~special interest~ is collecting wheat pennies! they’re pennies minted from 1909 to 1958 (i wrote 1959 on the paper before i realized what i was doing, oop). i have multiples of some of the ’40s that are stacked, so i have more than is pictured.

at my job, i count tills so i get to go through all the pennies and i pick out wheat pennies and buy them to add to my collection. the oldest one i’ve found so far just chilling in a till is a 1917 with no mint mark. i’ve also found 1920 and 1927 pennies in tills as well. :3