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Autism... not a dunce cap. by StrawberryR Autism... not a dunce cap. by StrawberryR
Okay, I'm not trying to hate on heavily autistic people or anything, but I was reading a forum earlier (bad mistake) and this guy said that people with autism were all retards.

THERE'S A DIFFERENCE. I have friends with autism, and a friend with some mental retardation. Autism isn't retardation, it's just a disorder that makes people behave differently. Hell, one of my best friends with Aspergers is in National Honor Society and has a 3.8 GPA. She brags about it all the time.

But see? Autism doesn't make you stupid, being stupid makes you stupid.

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Yoshi123pegasister Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Student General Artist
I may not be autistic but I agree with this stamp. 
MrSandman154 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Well, since half of the people on here apparently have it anyways, you're kinda preaching to the choir.
fluffiiwolf Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have asperger's and unfortunately, it didn't really give me the smart gene. My brain doesn't have the capacity to remember the times tables, I have a short memory, I have difficulty processing what things mean, and I'm very dumb. However I'm capable of drawing very nicely, being talented with writing fiction, and being smart with computers and technology.. Sometimes I don't get it. Why am I so dim-witted yet so clever?
Wow I sound like I have an ego, but I'm not trying to.. LOL
nugetboy2 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
I'm actually smarter because of autism.
736berkshire Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Same here dude. ;)
Kote-417 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  New member Student General Artist
Me too, I have Asperger's
toychica97 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student Artist
I'm autistic
Tailspin101 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I hate when people call people on the Internet autistic for saying something stupid.Rage 
Therubyminecart Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
This stamp is Foxy approved. Foxy Approves (Chat Icon)  Autism doesn't make you stupid! People who use it as an insult are!
Lord-Nerdfish Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I have Asperger's, oh yeah and a genius level IQ. I have an idetic memory, had the reading capability of a twenty year old at the age of five, had the capacity for logic and deduction of a Kent University graduate when starting highschool, and had the reading speed and comprehension level of a college professor in 11th grade. I was reading at one and a half years old and by second grade was well versed in the works of Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, C.S. Lewis and Mark Twain.
But yeah, my autism must mean my intelligence is below average.

...There's a thing called high functioning Asperger's/autism and the people who have it are a hell of a lot brighter than the general populace. We just don't socialise or mediate our emotions well as a result. 
Kote-417 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 26, 2015  New member Student General Artist
Same here! I started talking at six months, walking at nine months, and reading at one. I was diagnosed with Asperger's in second grade and my IQ is higher than the average adult, and I'm only 13!
Killuanatsume Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Sorry but, is it a bit too much? I mean, reading at one month?
Kote-417 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  New member Student General Artist
No, I was reading at one YEAR.
Killuanatsume Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Oh still...I am sorry if I have a bit of doubt...
Kote-417 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  New member Student General Artist
I'm not lying, I have always been exceptional for my age.
Killuanatsume Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
I didn't say you were lying, I just said that it's a bit hard to believe. I don't mean to offence you or anything.
Kote-417 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  New member Student General Artist
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Magicponixtutu Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
So true
HitlerKiller66 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I have unexpressed autism and I am probably smarter than my other classmates
LlamasandNarwhals Featured By Owner Edited Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My brother has autisum; Asperger's and I really hate when people use it as an insult or an excuse. It is horrible. The people who use it for those things don't now what it's like; Heck, they probably don't even know what it is. My brother is VERY smart so people who say autistic people are stupid, are stupid
wiimaster306 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
I agree.
sonicthehedgehogFG Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Thank you!
Randsanity Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
for me is like a curse that leads up to insanity, doing the same thing, not functioning well, and giving some people a difficult time 
but the curse would go away if someone got help, understand well, improving speech and grammar and come up and do amazing and creative things 
GreatEastern1856 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Yeah, you tell 'em! ;)
Bigjpipes2012 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Thank you for putting this up.
Chibiyima Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So am I.
TheKonijn24 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! xD 
WingDiamond Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
DemonousNight Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
I wanna say a few words about autism c: 
Autism is a gift and a curse. I myself do have autism. I have been bullied, not just by students but by teachers and parents, since first grade because I was different. Flapped my arms when I got excited or made a weird noise. Clapped my hands around my ears in the classroom because it was too loud. Kids with autism see the world in a way others cannot see it. My mother works with kids with autism as her job and has recently noticed that kids with autism will be spacing out in class but suddenly when the teacher asks something they know they snap back and raise their hand and answer the question. Severely autistic people are smart as well. Very. Go hug my brother and see if you still have your keys in your pocket XD. But no seriously, my brother has severe autism and he is doing 7th grade reading, math, language. But what we dont get. Is why people are always calling us retards and there is always someone around the corner thats going to push us down and laugh....
BokkaTHfoxrabbit Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Sounds like my life. My mom did wonder why I would look like I'm not listening and then I could answer a question correctly.(i was in online school at the time). And noise is very annoying. I will have my hands over my ears when the fire alarm at school goes off.
gxfan537 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
I have autisim. It's a curse, but not a terrible curse. 😊 
Grabbergirl11 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have autism and I can do amazing things
tehepikaspie Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
I have Aspergers just like the girl in the description. I am getting an A in Algebra, an A in High School Level Science (I'm in 8th Grade and taking AP courses), National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, I write for the school newspaper, I have a LOT of friends, and I am part of the Drama Department, Choral and Band Departments. I am a second chair Tuba and an amazing Tenor in Choir.

Autism doesn't make you stupid.

It makes you different.
gxfan537 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 26, 2014
Wow. Your lucky. Autism makes me do stupid things. Not all the time, but still.
xRandomGurl Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
I have autism, and it makes me sad seeing people who have autism being called 'stupid'.. I feel like when people think about autistic people, they think they don't have friends, stay quiet all the time, or being a loner (I'm sometimes like that, but I have friends..).. Thanks for making this stamp! :heart:
ScarletteJen Featured By Owner Edited Oct 9, 2014
I love people who make these kind of stamps because they are true. Autism doesn't mean anything bad so people need to quit saying that. i have a brother and my mom who is autistic and i just despise and hate the people who use autism as an insult. Thank you for making this stamp :)
Dannyman12 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
People who believe Autism makes you stupid is only hiding their lack of intelligence.
cobra10 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
100% agreed on this, I have minor aspergers and all I see on a lot of comments online esp youtube if someone is insulting someone is do you have autism and that's bang out of order (some peoples ignorance really astounds Me). 
runwaluigi555 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Homerboy4 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Autism isn't retardation, it's just a disorder that makes people behave differently"
Someone take a note of this, quickly.
Starflash10 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thank you. just... thank you.
PotatoFairy93 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
LucyCat07 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Totally going to Favorite this
Elize-The-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
GabiSaKuRa Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG!! I love you for making this!! This is so true!
Xanness Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
It really doesn't. In fact, just the opposite, people with autism have a much higher IQ than people without.
Giggles325 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
It pisses me off how people think autism means you're stupid. It's just a matter of needing help in some areas. Which isn't bad, everyone needs help with at least something 
ladypurpledreamer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Writer
Faving this.
Sebistara Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes i wonder if im really an autistic Person, or just really fucking stupid and asocial. .____.
TrainsAndCartoons Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
As someone with autism, myself, I totally agree with you.  Why, I even created a character as a means to mock those who mock autism.  Here he is:

His name is N. Stan Gatorr (yes, the double-r is deliberate).  He is my evil twin, and has the general mentality of an internet troll.  He's one of those people who "don't like what they don't understand".  He is willing to mock anyone with disabilities, especially autism.  Like I said, before, I was trying to mock those types of people when creating him.  Originally, though, he was created as a means for me to mock the "Arthur" episode, "Arthur's Big Hit" (a.k.a. the episode where they messed up the moral that violence is wrong, specifically by setting it up to potentially teach about respect for others' property).
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