A Giant Rant on Self-Diagnosed Autistics
Dear retarded teen,
Please stop taking the things from my mental disorder that are considered “cute/quirky” to make yourself look special or important.
I’m mainly referring to stimming and special interests. Let’s start with special interests, shall we?
You can’t have tons of special interests. “But I do” you cry. Well, do you know why Autistic people have special interests? Sometimes minor changes such as moving between two activities, can be distressing so Autistic people stick to one or two subjects. Keeping that in mind, why would an Autistic person have more that one special interest? Is it maybe because it sounds more “important” than hobbies? Hmmm.
Now, onto stimming. This is the one that pisses me off the most.
Stimming is not cute, stimming is not fun. Stop turning stimming into a trend.
I keep seeing posts of people stimming. Most of you are so clearly thinking that’s it’s cute and quirky. It isn’t, it’s abnormal and something done to cope.
It calms us actual Autistics so we can calm down and focus on what we need to. Stop romanticizing it, thanks.