BEING AUTI || Repetitive

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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, mostly main ones; some that you have seen him do in the previous comics if you look back.

You can see in panel 4 there’s another hinted mannerism where he tugs his tie too hard at times when he’s very uneasy, he could accidentally choke himself a little which is why Evan makes sure to stop him right away. Some repetition can be considered as stimming depending on the person with autism; something that helps them to relax but that will be explained later in another comic.

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*