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Times I should've realized I was autistic

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  • Жарияланды 2022 ж. 11 Мам.
  • since finishing this video ive been officially diagnosed so ye B)
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  • illymation
    illymation  Күн бұрын +8

    hi I’m sorry I didn’t do a good job explaining what I meant when it came to self diagnosis - it is valid and I self-dx’d myself for the longest time because my past therapist (who was not educated on autism at all) refused to have me evaluated because she said I “didn’t look autistic.” I saw a new psych who actually studies autism, and I was properly diagnosed. The point I meant to make was: self diagnosing and faking a disability are two different things that I feel become conflated by others who aren’t in our position - because they have access to diagnostics and doctors who listen. And I only “agree” that self diagnosing is wrong if someone is knowingly faking a disability. I used the fake service dog scenario to illustrate this because this is a common issue my friend in the video experiences way too often: people claiming to need a service dog, so they buy a fake vest online, put it on their untrained pet, and that untrained pet will attack and pick fights with my friend’s service dog, sometimes resulting in her and her actual service dog getting denied service places. This is the behavior I’m against- KNOWINGLY faking a disability; not self diagnosing. Thanks!

  • Whatever
    Whatever Күн бұрын +12

    Important note. The things that people see as autistic and are the main diagnostic criteria are the things that happen when autistic people are overwhelmed and unhappy. Those "symptoms" go away when they are able to communicate, cope, and are happy.

  • LozFanXV
    LozFanXV 19 сағат бұрын +633

    “It felt like the be yourself quote applied to everyone but me.”

  • cookietiger
    cookietiger 19 сағат бұрын +303

    One of my family friends has this "funny" story about me when I was a kid. One time my dad put some ketchup on my plate but he didn't make sure the food was out of the way so the ketchup was touching the food and I started bawling my eyes out and refused to eat it. My dad had to wipe the ketchup off my plate and redo it properly. My family friend always tells this story as if it's soooo funny but it's always made me so uncomfortable. Only this year did I figure out that I'm autistic and that this funny situation was an actual sensory problem, one of many sensory things that I continue to struggle with.

  • Not Yoshé
    Not Yoshé 12 сағат бұрын +144

    I’m autistic too, and I’m so glad that I have someone as successful and talented as you to relate to. Autism comes in all shapes and sizes; people make hurtful stereotypes about us like that we’re “retarded,” or “autistic people are dumb.” I have trouble with social interaction a lot, and I tried to do stuff that other people did. Autism isn’t all about not making eye contact or social interaction; autism is all about people who are different and weird in their own way. Honestly, I wouldn’t cure my autism because it’s what makes me special and different. Keep being you, Lily, because anyone who thinks being you isn’t okay, they should definitely get a slap in the face. ❤️

  • Jclaypotch
    Jclaypotch 19 сағат бұрын +106

    I have autism... The main thing that really bothered me was how everyone thought of you. I don't remember getting picked on often but I do remember sitting there alone almost through the whole day in school.. also got followed around by this teacher through classes for being labeled special needs.. Also trying to talk to people and getting ignored. That's why I became the quite kid basically.. I hated the fact of that label. Growing up. You cant forget those moments. Always stick at the back of your mind.

  • translinuxcat
    translinuxcat 12 сағат бұрын +36

    as a white girl who was perceived as male by herself and everyone around her for 14 years of her life before her egg cracked, obviously i dont relate to the experiences of others, but since my autism was never talked abuot that much (i forgot i had it until i was 11 years old) i've had this weird self discovery of "oh that's an autism thing? that's another autism thing? that's an adhd thing? how many things in my life was related to this???" neurodivergence is truly a life long neil cicierega, you dont know it by name, but it's responsible for literally everything you remember

  • Hopeless Peaches
    Hopeless Peaches Күн бұрын +7

    I can relate to needing headphones and getting weirded out at specific things. My parents used to keep asking why I needed headphones everywhere I went, but that's because they didn't see that when I was alone walking the dog, or on the train, the sounds of other people or sounds of rustling really got me upset and wanna escape home OOF.

  • sanzoskitten
    sanzoskitten 19 сағат бұрын +70

    I loved this, and also I liked seeing Eda the Owl Lady in the background. I wonder if I'm on the spectrum often but I also don't feel the need for a full diagnosis. I get overwhelmed easily but I grew up with a very understanding family and friends, a couple of which are diagnosed on the spectrum.

  • Aurora Sheep
    Aurora Sheep 19 сағат бұрын +76

    I thought i was alone on the whole "forced to wear jeans" thing. I also recently found out I'm autistic, and looking back there were a lot of missed signs that i was. One of them was that. I remember up until like 3-4th grade never wanting to wear jeans cause they were so uncomfy, and when my parents finally started forcing me to wear them everyday instead of gym pants i cried for an hour and got yelled at for it. Even to this day i hate it. Yeah, I'll wear them on occasion to look nice cause it was basically beat into my head as a kid that appearance means everything, but the whole time I'll feel so uncomfortable and almost like itchy, and want them off as soon as I'm home. I very rarely wear them anymore and just wear what i feel comfy in when i finally moved out

  • Meg on Cloud9
    Meg on Cloud9 7 сағат бұрын +18

    “All they see is the hyper, over- talkative and forgetful kid who for once Is sat still and quiet”- I FELT THAT SO MUCH- I have and probably always will be an excessive talker, I am actually hyperverbal and when I’m overwhelmed go hyperverbal sometimes (which means i essentially speed up and physically can not stop talking or have to force myself to stop talking- talking is a stim for me too. But it feels like I’m on a runaway train and I’m about to crash but I also can not stop talking and it’s exhausting. I have also gone non-verbal too at times but I mostly go hyperverbal. But yeah I didn’t think I could be autistic because I am “good at socialising” - yeah turns out jumping in (and interrupting people) rambling and talking AT people because I don’t need them to talk back I just need to talk, missing every social cue there is to miss (and even when I picked them up didn’t understand- or I know what they are I just don’t know why or how to process it. It’s a little more complex but yeah not getting social cues verbal and non- verbal is a big issue) being either way “too loud” or “too quiet” (because idk what the appropriate volume is nor can I control it) is not actually socialising 😂- and I am in fact not good at it. I talk a lot. But not good at Linear conversation flow where I have to read a bunch of social cues that i don’t understand and am expected to know and also expected to make eye contact and everything else.

  • Ronald Bearer
    Ronald Bearer 19 сағат бұрын +66

    Love this. Sometimes I feel like I won the autistic lottery. My “autistic passion” is psychology and it has turned me into an incredible masker. I keep wondering if I ever do something worthy of notice will we atypicals see it as we Can fit in or that we Have to fit in to succeed

  • Harper Woods
    Harper Woods 9 сағат бұрын +23

    Hey illy, I just wanted to tell you, with the autism spectrum, it is actually alright to self diagnose as you know your mind better than some random doctors, as long as you do some research and you talk to a parent/guardian, I think it’s completely fine to self diagnose :)

  • 🎗 ordinary extraordinary 🎗
    🎗 ordinary extraordinary 🎗 Күн бұрын +721

    i heard someone tell a girl with asd, “well, you don’t ACT autistic” and she just went, “Oh sorry! One second.” and then started hitting her head while listing off train facts. 10/10 response

  • Adrizoe Lumity Winter and Sugarsock Beyond!

    This video means a lot. As someone who is also autistic and has aspergers I couldn't handle when things got too loud or overwhelming. So I wore headphones while I did my work when I was little. I got bullied for my stimming and being happy all the time when I was having a good day. And when people bullied me. I'd cry a lot or get really angry. And as I got older I became much more sensitive. So whenever I was crying or at a breaking point. Others made fun of me to where I wanted to just be left alone. No one should be judged for being autistic or having ADHD. Ect. They should be respected and accepted like anyone else.

  • CoronaFetish
    CoronaFetish 4 сағат бұрын +6

    this makes... a lot of sense, like actually, I knew there was a spectrum but I didn't know that the spectrum of autism varied that much. Also I'm like 90% sure I have ADHD, but I don't want to self diagnose until a therapist or someone actually confirms it. (PS) I also hate washing dishes, it just makes me wanna freak out, so your not alone on that one :D

  • FabulousSlob
    FabulousSlob 14 сағат бұрын +6

    I felt that part about the jeans. Also my brother sometimes makes those dark humored sarcastic remarks that I used to take seriously. At this point I just assume that anything horribly rascist he says is his sarcasm. Although my parents also fell for it a few times. Maybe he really DOES have a too-serious voice for sarcasm!

  • Will Loves Gaming
    Will Loves Gaming 19 сағат бұрын +35

    As someone who has autism who has extreme sensitivity to sounds, this is a really good way to explain how and what autism is. Keep up the work! :)

  • 🦴PIXIE🍰
    🦴PIXIE🍰 12 сағат бұрын +11

    I can’t believe how relatable the masking part was. I was friends with dirty minded friends and I was one of the incont one and I hated being left out and I tried to mask them, and I got called toxic by them, I felt sad so I tried myself and I got left out.

  • Vixy
    Vixy Күн бұрын +1

    “It’s like the