BEING AUTI || Eye Contact

eye contact

Autistic people’s tend to shift their eyes elsewhere when communicating with others, especially when the mind tends to wander; it’s hard for them to look at you directly in the eye, and even though they know how to, it lasts for brief seconds. People would consider this as ‘rude’ unfortunately, and it’s highly important to understand and be patient with anyone autistic.

Back when they were dating, Richard gives that comfort to Tim by facing away from each other so that they don’t have to make eye contact; Richie always knew how to reassure his boyfriend, and Kleinman is astonished by that affection.. and very upfront with how he feels too XD

BEING AUTI ||Hypersensitive Sight

Flashy lights

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 ||Sexuality

sexuality

Autism =//= childish, especially as they grow up into adulthood. I mean yes, they do have child-like traits, and seek comfort within nostalgic objects and memories, BUT this doesn’t mean autistic peeps do not have sexual tendencies; they have can be as heterosexual, bisexual, gay, asexual, etc as any other human being.

For Tim’s situation, for those who don’t know, he’s demisexual; a person is not sexually attracted to anyone unless there’s a strong emotional foundation. Ever since Rich and Tim started dating at the beginning of sophomore, of course he wants to ask questions in order to make Timmy feel comfortable.

Tim certainly doesn’t mind any further intimacy and I think Richie’s…Richard doesn’t seem to mind either-

Being Auti || Vivid Memory

Good Memory full comic

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-

BEING AUTI || Hypersensitive Hearing

loud noises

Not everyone likes the clanging of utensils, or crowded areas; it’s a common emotion! But to people with autism their senses are a lot more heightened that it can be extremely irritable. Timothy Kleinman is diagnosed with autism; he loves video games, unfortunately arcades are very limited even though he wanted to stay. The noise would cause emotional distress, which to autistic people is called a meltdown. While such symptoms can be overcomed, it takes a long time.

Luckily, Rich Goranski(Be More Chill) is a very supportive boyfriend, and knows exactly how to calm him; letting Timmy feel the texture of the rough, died scars(For the fire) while Rich continously tries to stay calm.

I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback how accurate the representation has been! I mean, I’m still learning but it’s nice to know I’m doing something right, especially since a lot of these symptoms are very over looked, and I would like people to be more mindful about autism.