How to talk to an Autistic kid

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Here are some tips on how to talk to an autistic kid. It may seem uncomfortable at first but as once your getting the hang of it, you're going to feel like talking to a normal person!

  • Talk normal. Talk like you're talking to your best friend.But I may warn you to not get impatient. Autistic children are needed gentle care and soothing instructions. Not harsh words and complex directions.
  • Talk nicely. DO NOT BULLY! Even regular kids could get hurt by insults. Don't risk it with autistic kids.
  • Try to begin with a smile or a "hi." She/he may walk away and may not notice. Thats okay.They're like that.
  • Try out some starters. Here are some:

Hi! How are you?

How are you doing today?

Hello (person's name.) Nice day, isn't?

Hi (person's name) You look nice!

p.s: A smile is worth 100 starters!

  • Be you.If you want to be friends with this kid, you need to be-you-tiful. Crack up some jokes about random things! You are you!

I'm not saying that autistic children are special in a negative way. Autistic kids are special just like you! But you need to be easy with them.

Hope this helps!

 

asked Apr 25, 2016 in Ask ✨22CutePandiL☺U✨ by ❤☮LouTheLuver☮❤ (136,820 points)
IM AUTISTIC
As an autistic BUT outgoing kid, well you're right !


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loulou,

i dont want or intend to affend any of you by my opinion and many others and some children with the condition as well. i have a friend whom is about 24/23. she's very nice and nobody treats  her any differently then anyone else and she appreciates this. so let me try and get this in your head: 

STOP REFERING THEM TO AS "special" OR WHATEVER! STOP REFERING TO MAKE THEM BELITTLED. IT DEEPLY SICKENS ME WHEN THEY CALL OTHERS "special in terms of needs" OR WHATEVER THE HECK. BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO SPECIAL NEEDS AS YOU CALL IT. THEY ARE JUST  TAD MORE SENSITIVE. AND ITS FINE THATS THERE PERSONALITY. JUST BECAUSE THEY MAY BE QUIET, AND MAY SEEM TO IGNORE YOU, THERE NOT. WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF AUTISM? A SLOWER PROCESSING IN THE BRAIN; NOT SOME, "oh, she doesnt talk, she doesnt make any friends well, we should pick on her/him." THAT DISGUSTS ME. so let me tell you something; 

the diagnosis doesnt matter. what matters is how much you care about the person, no matter what some idiot knowitall doctors say. 

answered May 3, 2016 by rae (76,700 points)

Hey, I agree with both of y'all. One of my best friends is autistic and it's sometimes a little hard to talk to him but he is just a normal kid. Everyone's brain works differently, but if you have autism, you are just lucky enough to have people who will help you through it. Kids don't need labels. Would you go to their face and say "you are special" or "you have special needs"? Probably not. What I DO know for a fact is that everyone is different and autistic kids are just as sweet as anyone else. Normal is different for everyone. Autistic kids however, sometimes do need a little help making friends and I'm glad you made this to help people learn how to talk to them without saying something they shouldn't. 

 

"If you could be anything, BE KIND"

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May or may not be me.
answered Jan 24, 2017 by anonymous
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i might possibly be autistic. i might have ashergers (well that me sounding it out) syndrom. it is not like the autisim you are showing, it is not knowing feelings normally. meaning when i have to feel something i just feel awkward and embarresed. i am not speacil ed. i am not "different". i know what you are saying. i do not need you to say it again. i could be autistic but i am not dumb or stupid. in fact i am coming in first for all of my classes. and people think autistic is "oh they don't talk" or "they need help " autistic people may prossess stuff a little slower but they can do stuff themselves. i know this was 2 years ago but you are saying autistic people are stupid "do not give them complex tasks" and " She/he may walk away and may not notice. Thats okay.They're like that." we notice. we also see that you think we are idiots. when people post stuff like this it lets autistic people know that others do not think we are normal people. that they think we are lesser beings.all because you said

How to talk to an Autistic kid

 WE ARE NOT DIFFRENT!!!!

answered Oct 8, 2018 by luna midnight
Again... autistic kids are 100% different... from each other. Everyone is completely different. Autism is just a label. You don't have to use it. There is nothing wrong with autism
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Hi! My sister has autism. Its been very easy to cope with, and I treat her like anyone else.
answered Oct 9, 2018 by knight
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I have a cousin who is possibly autistic. She processes things a little slower, but she's quite clever. I treat her like any big sister would to a little sister. Though she doesn't talk in full sentences, I'm still able to understand her fine, though it was a bit challenging at first. I don't think you  need a lesson on how to talk to autistic kids. Their not some "special" kids that you need to learn how to talk to them. That's their personality, and everyone is different.

I didn't mean to offend anyone with this, and this was just my opinion. 

answered Oct 10, 2018 by Queeny
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This is a really hard topic to debate, but my opinion is that it is sometimes hard to talk to people with medical issues, usually because you don't want to make them mad, sad, embarrassed or stressed. This is  a helpful post, but I think one of the best ways to get over you fear of chatting with people who have a medical disabilities is try to imagine they are just like you.
answered 5 days ago by anonymous

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