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 || 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 Touch

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There are certain textures that autistic people really despise, and can get really aggravated; Don’t try to automatically change their mind :T

Tim doesn’t like anything that not only seemed so shiny, but also really smooth like silk. So Benji decided to take his little bro feel better with a stuffed bunny to calm him down! For any of you who already knew Timothy loves stuffed plushies, well this is how he got Mr.Bunnington in his favorite texture; cotton  u v u

 

BEING AUTI || Hypersensitive Hearing

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Not everyone likes the clanging of utensils, or crowded areas; it’s a common emotion! But to people with autism their senses are a lot more heightened that it can be extremely irritable. Timothy Kleinman is diagnosed with autism; he loves video games, unfortunately arcades are very limited even though he wanted to stay. The noise would cause emotional distress, which to autistic people is called a meltdown. While such symptoms can be overcomed, it takes a long time.

Luckily, Rich Goranski(Be More Chill) is a very supportive boyfriend, and knows exactly how to calm him; letting Timmy feel the texture of the rough, died scars(For the fire) while Rich continously tries to stay calm.

I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback how accurate the representation has been! I mean, I’m still learning but it’s nice to know I’m doing something right, especially since a lot of these symptoms are very over looked, and I would like people to be more mindful about autism.