BEING AUTI ||Hypersensitive Sight

Flashy lights

People with ASD may have sensitive eyes which means anything bright or flashing can trigger them, usually fluorescent lights. Timmy’s eyes aren’t as sensitive, he loves glow sticks and theater lights. But when it comes to extreme flashes such as cameras, it breaks him into a meltdown. The guy definitely did that on purpose 😐

Too bad for him cause Michael is such a protective second mama-

ATYPICAL || Advice from Zahid

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Atypical is one of my favorite shows that not only spreads awareness of autism, but the characters are written very well, and each of them always has a flaw, especially the mother who is too protective of Sam Gardner. He’s a high school student that overcomes his struggles as an autistic person, and despite the many appalling reactions towards him, there are few that treat him like any normal human being.

I especially love this one character named Zahid; Sam’s best friend. He’s a little….eccentric when it comes to his sexual tendencies towards girls, but what makes me love him is that he treats Sam as normal, and willingly stands up to people for discriminating Gardner’s autism.

He’s the kind of friend who will be there at the perfect time, and I hope people aspire to be like Zahid.

BEING AUTI || Non-judgemental

Understanding

Majority of society love following social norms, but there are few that strive to stand out among anyone else. People of autism are known to very understanding, and are rarely judgmental; just brutally honest most times. They know what it’s like to be an outcast just like anyone who is struggling in the world. Ever since middle school, Evan and Timmy have helped each other overcome social anxiety, vent out their problems as well as sharing their quirks, and interest.

These two are inseparable best friends!…and love watching some Disney moments-
That scene still makes me really emotional okay? *gross sobbing*

BEING AUTI || Screaming

Screaming

They’re very common around the mind of autism, especially being triggered by minor things (noise, taste, or change of routine). An emotional breakdown that involves screaming and sometimes hitting. It’s not easy calming them down, especially when they’re still a kid.

In this case, Tim has a phobia for balloons, the loud pop is very unsettling especially against the ear. (I hate it a lot too :|) He’s just really scared, unfortunately others don’t understand just as much as his brothers and mom.

Anything that may calm an autistic person could be a certain texture they like, an interest they love to distract them from their meltdown. Tim loves anything nostalgic and fluffy, like Mr. Bunnington!

BEING AUTI ||Sexuality

sexuality

Autism =//= childish, especially as they grow up into adulthood. I mean yes, they do have child-like traits, and seek comfort within nostalgic objects and memories, BUT this doesn’t mean autistic peeps do not have sexual tendencies; they have can be as heterosexual, bisexual, gay, asexual, etc as any other human being.

For Tim’s situation, for those who don’t know, he’s demisexual; a person is not sexually attracted to anyone unless there’s a strong emotional foundation. Ever since Rich and Tim started dating at the beginning of sophomore, of course he wants to ask questions in order to make Timmy feel comfortable.

Tim certainly doesn’t mind any further intimacy and I think Richie’s…Richard doesn’t seem to mind either-

Being Auti || Vivid Memory

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I mean, anyone can have good memory, but for people of autism is extremely specific! I can go as far, as remembering the year, how old that person was when it happened, the clothes they wore that day; some even have the audacity to recall the time of the event or the scent of some things. It’s seriously weird in the most fascinating way!…I wish I have good memory, I have terrible attention span .-.

Memories, especially when there’s nostalgia involve, makes Timmy really proud of himself, and definitely makes others laugh at times! For Benji I’mnotsosurelol-

BEING AUTI || Hypersensitive Taste

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Every autistic person has different sense of taste buds; some would prefer soft foods and despise anything crunchy; anything liquidy would be nice but not so much sugar, it all depends! For our Timtam, he doesn’t love anything that is too hot(unless it’s warm enough but he’s very picky), and doesn’t like his food to be soft. He loves crunchy/chewy intakes with funky tastes like; it’s why he loves cheese dip with yummy fresh cut up carrots and celery served cold!

And when he loves the food he won’t slow down-