Autistic people of Reddit, what would you like everyone to know?
I’m not sure if other people experience the same thing, but I’m not kidding when I say I have a lot of sensory issues. I get extremely nauseous from smells that most people wouldn’t bat an eye at. If I’m somewhere loud I can’t filter out the sound of whoever is talking to me from everything else. I normally can’t go anywhere without sunglasses because even when I’m indoors sometimes it gets to be too much. If I’m not having a good time due to overstimulation I can become non-verbal or at least close to it.
The world is not kind to people with sensory issues, so if you see an autistic person wearing headphones all the time or wearing sunglasses indoors or stimming for comfort please just let them be.
Don’t tell us that ‘everyone is a bit autistic’. It’s belittling and ridiculous.
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