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BEING AUTI || Repetitive

A lot of autistic people have repetitive/ritualistic behaviors, and every one of them has different mannerisms compared to the other. Some repetitive behaviors can be harmless, some can be a little severe that it causes them to hurt themselves (such as scratching at skin). You can see that this is not all of Tim’s behaviors,… Continue reading BEING AUTI || Repetitive

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BEING AUTI || changes

From our previous comic, autistic people can have trouble dealing with unpredictability, especially when it interrupts their routine. Little changes, that don’t seem like a big deal to others, can really trigger them and any form of reaction is different for everyone. Tim loves Rich’s rough textured scars, it keeps him relax at time when… Continue reading BEING AUTI || changes

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BEING AUTI || Routine

Majority of autistic people enjoy an organized routine/schedule! Some set timers on their phones to complete any little task at an according time-frame, others find comfort by counting in their heads. Routines can life feel a little simpler, but life also tends to get unpredictable, and any disturbance within that routine would cause the autistic… Continue reading BEING AUTI || Routine

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BEING AUTI || Empathy

There has been a lot of articles where doctors claimed that anyone with autism “lacks” empathy for others, and I just..find that to be very untrue and wanting to debunk it. I never thought that autistic people lack empathy, they just have a really hard time expressing their feelings! We know that they can be… Continue reading BEING AUTI || Empathy

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BEING AUTI || Prolonging Response

People with autism sometimes have a hard time paying attention, when someone calls out their name especially; this is because once they’re highly focused on something interesting, it’s hard to draw their attention back. Timmy doesn’t respond very well to yelling, and anyone who knows an autistic person needs to learn to be patient. It… Continue reading BEING AUTI || Prolonging Response

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BEING AUTI || Literacy

Many people with the autistic mindset find it hard to get the meaning behind wordplays and puns, because they’re very literal with pretty much anything. I suppose sometimes when their creativity/imagination is extremely complex and vast, sometimes it’s hard to understand simple metaphors or slangs. Jared would teach his brother anything that has to do… Continue reading BEING AUTI || Literacy