BEING AUTI || changes

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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 he traces them with his fingers or pen; and of course the hand holding and cuddles are wonderful! But it doesn’t always work out when Goranski finds comfort in covering his scars in concealer to rid away the past of setting a fire; he has suffered a few PTSD symptoms as a result.

Tim is very understanding of the situation, but seeing Rich with concealer is very unsettling to him; not just cause it’s uncomfortable to touch or it’s helpful with stimming, but because he loves Rich, flaws, scars and all. Eventually though, things will work out so stay tuned!

BEING AUTI ||Sexuality

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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 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.