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 || Routine

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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 mind to be very agitated.

A little reassurance helps, a reminder that not everything is always according to schedule. With a brother like Jared and an amazing friend like Michael, Tim learns to stay calm in minor situations like this. Plus, they got some stock at the end of day!..Just as long Timtim doesn’t finish..everything XD

BEING AUTI ||Hypersensitive Sight

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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-

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-