Things that have been said to me that no autistic child should hear.

-“Stop rubbing your face.” 

It’s a stim.

-“Why can’t you be more like your NT sibling?”

Because, Autism. I’m me not her.

-“If you can’t behave we are going to send you away.”
Please don’t… I love you.
-“Why can’t you be normal?”
Because, Autism.
-“How many times do I have to tell you?”
Several because I am in my own little world. I’m not a bad kid.
-“Look me in the eye when you talk to me.”
It causes me distress.
-“What’s wrong with you?”
Nothing, I’m just different.
-“Why can’t you stop talking?”
Because I am really happy.
-“How can you expect the keep a man when all you talk about is rabbits?”
Now that’s just rude!
-“Why do you have to be so weird?”
Again, I’m different and I embrace that. 
-“No one will ever love you because you are so difficult.” Or ” You are so hard to love.”