I spent a day with AUTISTIC PEOPLE

  • I spent a day with people on the autism spectrium to learn the truth about this often misunderstood disorder.
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Commentaires • 80

  • AnthonyPadilla
    AnthonyPadilla  Il y a 2 mois +15024

    NOTE: some misinformed people are recommending i call the video “people with autism” to be more respectful but i reached out to the autistic community and “autistic people” is heavily preferred. please listen to the community before spreading potentially incorrect* information.
    ORIGINAL POST: come back next week for *I spent a day with 911 EMERGENCY DISPATCHERS* -- thank you so much for supporting me and this series :)
    luv, anthony padildo
    ps: shoutout to everyone who has turned on notifications 🔔 and directly support me in continuing this series.

    • Jennifer Tyson
      Jennifer Tyson Il y a 5 heures

      Thank you for listening to us. 😍

    • Kata Nina
      Kata Nina Il y a 23 heures

      Rusty Recommends sorry, may i ask how the puzzle piece even came about? does it have sth to do with “autism speaks” by chance? :/

    • Angela Settipani
      Angela Settipani Il y a jour +1

      Hi Anthony!! As someone who went to college for Special Education and now works with children specifically on the spectrum I have been drilled with person first language. That is where saying “People WITH (specified disability/disorder)” comes from. The thought behind it is so the disability does not define the person. I know in the last few years more people in different communities are coming out to say they don’t care if someone uses person first language because whatever they have is apart of who they are as a person. I’m highly active in the Deaf community and this is very much the case as they are proud to be Deaf and it’s their identity (this could be a really cool video to do in this series as well 😉). Now, I took my intro courses over 5 years ago so maybe this has changed as more and more communities and people within them are speaking up and advocating for themselves and others. I sort of highly doubt it as we all know the education system in America is extremely slow to change with the times. Lol. Out of all of this, I do have one criticism on your video: like I said, I work with children on the spectrum and it’s extremely wide. I have had experience with adults that span the spectrum as well and would have loved to see ASD for what it is: a SPECTRUM. Overall, absolutely love what you are doing in trying to break down stigma on these different topics and look forward to seeing more like this in the future. Keep up the awesome work!! (Sorry for the length, had a lot to say since this particular topic is pretty close to home.)

    • ImNotInFirst
      ImNotInFirst Il y a 4 jours

      I have a few friends that are autistic and they are some of the coolest people out there. 🥰☺️

    • pika productions XD
      pika productions XD Il y a 5 jours

      As someone who is diagnosed with autism I really dont care .

  • alextherandom1
    alextherandom1 Il y a heure

    i don't think i can tell my friends about having aspergers

    if anyone see's this pls tell me a way to tell them

  • Juliann Arts
    Juliann Arts Il y a 4 heures

    I have autism to...

  • Jessica Berlin
    Jessica Berlin Il y a 8 heures

    I miss my cousin. He was high functioning but dealt with other mental health issues and depression. He ultimately took his life a little over three years ago at 21 and I wish I could have done something to help.
    Please be respectful of everyone you meet, you don't know what they're going through.

  • Sonkeiii
    Sonkeiii Il y a 9 heures

    I had so hard to understand why I felt different in school, I got called lazy by teachers and that I should talk more, raise my hand more and so on.. and now I'm 23 yrs old and got diagnosed with ADD, social phobia, atypical autism and hard depression 6 months ago. The sad part is that no one tried to understand or put effort to figure out what was wrong. Where was the help when I needed it the most..
    I go on medication now and get help to sort my life out, getting routines etc

  • Emily Fogerty
    Emily Fogerty Il y a 10 heures

    It really stuck out to me that each one of them individually said that they didn't like it in the beginning but it grew to be more positive later on.

  • Emily Fogerty
    Emily Fogerty Il y a 10 heures +1

    I wish more people would watch this. I have Asperger's and I think this does an excellent job describing what it feels like.

  • Emily Fogerty
    Emily Fogerty Il y a 10 heures

    I have Asperger's and I totally understand the frustration of social interaction when you lack the ability to read social cues. I make eye contact by default but if I do then I'm not listening. If I look off into the distance I am more likely to be actively listening. I can't read positive facial expressions so I can never tell if people are annoyed with me.

  • Emily Fogerty
    Emily Fogerty Il y a 10 heures +1

    As someone with Asperger's (high functioning Autism) I can speak from experience that people with Autism think differently. Where we may lack in social situations, we gain in some form of intelligence. Many Autistic people speak through music or see patterns others may not. I knew someone who could keep track of numbers like it was nothing. I myself see the world from an existential view, thinking about the meaning of life and social injustice in society. If you meet someone on the spectrum, admire their differences rather than shunning or bullying them for being "weird". Everyone is weird in their own way, some just a little more than others.

  • Emily
    Emily Il y a 14 heures

    This was beautiful. He's so understanding and treated them all with respect and kindness.

  • Blake Williams
    Blake Williams Il y a 16 heures +1

    My brother has autism

  • peachyforgiveness
    peachyforgiveness Il y a 18 heures

    As someone who is considered high functioning it’s always weird when I tell people I’m on the spectrum because they are usually very shocked. I told one of my favorite teachers and she was like “really, I couldn’t tell” which is always a weird thing to hear because my friends can notice very easily the parts of me that consider me on the spectrum. I’m not upset I’m on the spectrum though because I can spread awareness for people who can’t speak for themselves. My brothers are also on the spectrum so it’s almost a normal feeling in my family. My brother Liam has aspergers so he is high functioning but takes things literally and doesn’t get social cues. And my brother Noah is non verbal and considered low functioning and what people think all people who have autism are like. I’m also a very picky eater which people are like always like “but that food is so good” and I have to explain it’s because of my texture sensitivity. I was always considered the weird, loud kid who was different than everyone and I was confused why I was different but now as a 16 year old I understand why I am the way I am and I can explain to people why I act the way I do.

  • Anime Queen Monique Warde
    Anime Queen Monique Warde Il y a 21 heure +1

    I'm 18 with ASD yet my mental age is that of a child which helps my creativity. I also have a great photographic memory. I also have ADD so trying to pay attention is hard. But i love me for who i am

  • Katy Bechníková
    Katy Bechníková Il y a 21 heure

    Great video, great concept, thank you very much. Just please don't use puzzle symbol for autism, it implies that there's something missing which is not true.

  • dumbbrowngirl
    dumbbrowngirl Il y a 22 heures

    Thanks for this video, even though my brother is autistic, I still don't know more about it because most of the autistic people I interact with are nonverbal (like my brother), so I am unable to understand what they're really going through, you know?

  • LordofFullmetal
    LordofFullmetal Il y a jour

    I hate it when people say "vaccinations cause Autism" because I have Autism (self diagnosed; my parents would never get me diagnosed and it's difficult as an adult, but I have literally every symptom so I either have it or it's the biggest coincidence ever) and I'm just here like "wait, so you're saying having Autism is worse than DEATH? Even if you were right and they did, you would rather lose your child than have them turn out Autistic?" Like fuck you if that's how you feel. Autism isn't a death sentence. Almost everyone with it is able to live a successful and fulfilling life.

    Also, I love how that one woman was like "Don't say we're bad at sports, I'm good at sports"; but like honestly, personally my motor skills got hit REAL hard by my Autism. It's easily the worst symptom I have; I have zero motor skills. I am literally an adult who can't swim despite multiple lessons, can't ride a bike despite multiple lessons, can't whistle despite multiple lessons, hated school sports with a passion because I was so bad at them - if I'm at home, by myself, sometimes I will slip back into eating certain foods with my hands rather than cutlery, just because it's easier than struggling with the cutlery. I WISH I had her motor skills hahaha

  • Charlize
    Charlize Il y a jour

    Please do not allow teachers to mistreat you or your fellow students, it's in their job to educate you, but also protect you. Report misconduct and bullying.

  • Chloe Renee
    Chloe Renee Il y a jour

    I literally don’t understand why someone would dislike this video... like I can’t rap my mind around it. You have to be evil to dislike anything about this video.

  • SacredGaming HD
    SacredGaming HD Il y a jour

    *Hi Jake Paul how are you*

  • ur mum
    ur mum Il y a jour

    PLEASE do one for bipolar disorder. we need more accurate bipolar rep.

  • Megan Oliva
    Megan Oliva Il y a jour

    Thanks for making this, made my heart warm. Loved all the individuals as they remind me of my brother who also have Autism. He’s my by best friend and I’m glad you had folks with real Perspectives instead of doctors. Very nice Anthony ❤️ 🧩

  • azh fair
    azh fair Il y a jour

    My brother has sevre autism and it bothers me when people use it as an insult because my brother cant speak or eat properly and i know if they had someone like that in their life they wouldnt use it as an insult

  • メロンパン
    メロンパン Il y a jour

    personality 'psychologists': "BUT yOu cAnT mUlTiTask"
    Yeah, alright.

  • Mariaelena D.
    Mariaelena D. Il y a jour

    I just watched this with my 12 year old brother who suffers from mental disabilities and is ‘borderline’ autistic. He truly appreciated what Anthony is doing by giving a voice to those misunderstood.

  • Lbow Mac
    Lbow Mac Il y a jour

    I have a friend with autism and he tells me that it is hard sometimes but at other times, he's happy he has it because it makes him unique.

  • Rebecca Solesto
    Rebecca Solesto Il y a jour

    Normies suck lol well more like judgmental people suck

  • Billi J.H
    Billi J.H Il y a jour

    my brother has autism and id love to learn more about it to understand him and his feelings more

  • Noah Chabert
    Noah Chabert Il y a jour

    You should do a video with schizophrenia or people with 3+ diagnoses because I have a few and would like to hear people talk about how they feel about it. I would like to tell my story too sometime

  • Guessthenamebitch 7
    Guessthenamebitch 7 Il y a jour +1

    Spend a day with people with ADHD cause I have it along with my brother

  • aurora dunn
    aurora dunn Il y a jour

    I now a kid who was autistic and people do not treat him very. Nicely. I wish i was not that shy or i would try to talk to him more

    ALVARO RUBIO Il y a jour

    Thank you for this video. The way the majority of people perceive autism is honestly disgusting and Im thankful for stuff like this.

  • Zoe C
    Zoe C Il y a jour

    This is my favorite one that he has done it seems like he genuinely cares and that he treats everyone with the respect they deserve

  • Gabbriella Manczuk
    Gabbriella Manczuk Il y a jour

    I’m really grateful for this video because both of my brothers have autism and my older brother was bullied all through his schooling. It broke my heart seeing him just give up. Thank you so much Anthony.

  • H3ct0r _hx
    H3ct0r _hx Il y a jour

    i agree

  • Drew
    Drew Il y a jour

    I have Asperger’s. I feel for these people.

  • Confused Jedi
    Confused Jedi Il y a jour +1

    I am autistic and it has always felt like most people will never understand it

  • Schneekönigin
    Schneekönigin Il y a 2 jours

    I am on the spectrum as well. And... omg. Please! Even if there was a cure, I wouldn't take it xD I love being me and how my brain functions. Okay I mean in some situations that is more a con then a Pro but I guess thats the same for neurotypical people. While I am very autodidact and remember everything I am interested in and litteral learned programming in c# and c++ within two days, I suck at finding friends and comunicating with colleagues and neurotypical people have it easier with that but all my NT kinda-friends cant even grasp a topic while I already internalized it.
    I felt misunderstood and mistreated for all my childhood and teenage years until I got diagnosed and started Therapy. Now everything is grate and I wouldnt switch with no one. Honestly, If there is someone in the comment section that has ASD and does not want to do Therapy because they feel like people are going to try even more to push you into being someone else, thats not what it is, it helps alot, you are still your self and still function the same way, you just only understand others and situations alot better and lean how to explain how your brain works.

  • Tierda
    Tierda Il y a 2 jours +1

    for me, my autism is more bad than good. I'm glad to be able to think unlike others and I'm pretty creative, but that's pretty much the only good thing. I can't have dinner with my family because their chewing sounds make me uncomfortable to the point of crying; I spent the last two Christmas dinners alone, and every other meal at home in my room. Sounds in general are hard for me to ignore or overlook. I sometimes feel claustrophobic in my own body due to sensory overload. I find it very difficult to adapt in social situations. Certain lights, often in classrooms, give me headaches. There's more but people don't need to know my whole story haha. oh another good thing is that I'm a fast learner. but as I said, more bad than good. I wish I didn't have it. also my parents, especially my dad, still have a hard time accepting that I can't do certain things in certain ways, or that I need things to be different from what my siblings need.

    read a comment about labels - high vs low-functioning. for me I prefer "mild" autism, because I am more functioning in some ways than others, but it isn't severe, or low-functioning

  • NOT flat EARTH Its serious!!

    I have an autistic son, Harry he’s 12 and I’ve learned a lot from this video and I hope my son can function in the world like these guys do.
    Thanks for making this video mate.

  • mlgmakergod ofawesomeness
    mlgmakergod ofawesomeness Il y a 2 jours

    I have autism and this is probably the most relatable video I’ve ever watched

  • shyguitargirl1975
    shyguitargirl1975 Il y a 2 jours

    I love how energetic Jasmine is.

  • AppleCream Wolf Pup
    AppleCream Wolf Pup Il y a 2 jours

    Hey! I think this video is really amazing! My older brother has autism, and growing up around it, there isn’t much of a difference between me and him. The only difference is that he learns slower. There were instances where people have looked at us weird, said pretty rude stuff, and just stuff similar to this. I honestly don’t know why I am saying this, but I felt the need to share it here. Hope you have a good day/night!

  • 100% 0%
    100% 0% Il y a 2 jours

    "How is that worse than having polio tho?" 😂😂 my man

  • NomZ
    NomZ Il y a 2 jours

    Spend a day with a cops

  • Seat Belt
    Seat Belt Il y a 2 jours

    i wish i didnt have it

  • 36 Mafia
    36 Mafia Il y a 2 jours

    My cousin has autism so I approved for you to make this

  • Tabasco Puffen
    Tabasco Puffen Il y a 2 jours

    Bruh this series began with Anthony talking with tennesee about time travel.

  • medicine4hs3
    medicine4hs3 Il y a 2 jours +1

    you should do one for people with adhd

  • Bubbles
    Bubbles Il y a 2 jours +2

    I hate how people with personal problems are against folks with “autism”, they are no different than the average human. They’re actually smarter than the average human. I’ve dated an autistic person before it was great, they are wonderful people & were still really great friends to this day. You can’t hate a human being who is no different from you. We’re all made of 4 major elements, bones, flesh & blood. Some of us may have more or less of something but WE ARE ALL THE SAME!!!!!!!!!! TREAT PEOPLE HOW YOU’D WANT TO BE TREATED.

  • Chelzy Rose
    Chelzy Rose Il y a 2 jours

    I understand the one girl who speaks different I am the same way

  • Kazuichi Souda Cosplays
    Kazuichi Souda Cosplays Il y a 2 jours

    Hi. My name is Sophia and I have high functioning autism. I am very low on the spectrum, and because of that, even my parents invalidate any issues that relate to it. I once said I was bored at dinner because I had finished eating and my stepmom had just started. She got really angry at me, and I said I was sorry and that I didn't realize it was rude to say that. here was the conversation that followed:
    Her: Are you kidding me?! How could you not know that's rude!?
    Me: .. I dunno,,, maybe my autism?
    Her: No, no, nuh-uh, that's not an acceptable answer. You don't have autism, you are barely on the spectrum, that's not an excuse!
    . Yup. My dad and stepmom firmly believe I do not have autism. Even though I'm diagnosed. This video made me feel a whole lot better, thank you

  • Lucy Damn
    Lucy Damn Il y a 2 jours

    My girlfriend have asperger. This video helped me a lot. Now I cal understand a lot of things the struggle with. Thank you so much

  • Karmel
    Karmel Il y a 2 jours

    I'm autistic. I'm proud of my diffence

  • Angeline Anastasia
    Angeline Anastasia Il y a 3 jours

    Omg i love Richie! He is so cute 🥺🥺🥺🥺

  • Adalina Jelly
    Adalina Jelly Il y a 3 jours

    I think it's really interestingthat Anthony told one of the interviewees that she is approachable when she says that she feels unapproachable. I'm blind, and I often encounter abled people being dismissive when I say similar statements. It's great that he is not affected by her autism, but a lot of people out in the world are, so it's important to recognize that a lot of people have made her feel unapproachable over the years because of their ignorance, it's not just an inner self esteem thing.

  • theashlyfe
    theashlyfe Il y a 3 jours

    Saying someone is Autistic is actually a bad term cuz it’s saying Autism is who they are. Someone who has Autism is saying they are more than the disorder. I’m trying to get a diagnosis currently which is frustrating cuz I’m 27 and unfortunately I slipped through without my parents knowing what to look for. I can feel the difference and see it between me and other people. I tried at 24 to get assessed and doctors looked at me stating “you can drive your working and you talk fine so you don’t have Autism”. Different way of thinking is right! I hope I actually can get a diagnosis this time. I hate feeling this way without knowing what is actually going on.

  • Brandon Finch
    Brandon Finch Il y a 3 jours

    I feel un welcome any where all the time cause of my autism sometimes I cry cause it’s so hard to keep friends I feel so lonely I’m gay happy and wish I felt accepted Most the time

  • Sophie Isabel
    Sophie Isabel Il y a 3 jours

    TLDR: as an autistic 19 year old, thank you Anthony for being so understanding and accepting of autism and bringing awareness xx
    Honesty I used to hate the fact that I'm autistic. I used to hate myself and wanted the worst for myself. Everything seemed to be going wrong in my life and honestly I just didn't want to be here anymore.
    I went through some very rough times in primary and high school and due to that when I went to college I went to a completely different one with nobody I knew
    I used to never tell anyone I was autistic, I thought it was something to be ashamed of, but when I got to college and got the right help and support and a really supportive group of friends I could talk to it started getting better
    Honestly, at 19, I've finally learned to accept myself and I'd never change myself for the world. I am not autism, I am me. I'm unique and I'm different and I'm one of a kind. I still have days where I have constant anxiety attacks and sensory overloads, but each day comes at a time and I try to deal with things as they come.
    This is a very long comment omg but yeah I just wanna say thank you Anthony for bringing awareness and for being so understanding of autism as a disorder and how it can affect people's lives xx

  • Artsy Fart
    Artsy Fart Il y a 3 jours

    my cousin has autism and i really appreciate that you are bringing awareness thank you

  • boujee baby
    boujee baby Il y a 3 jours

    you’d be surprised how many teachers treat autistic kids terrible.

  • colanggirl
    colanggirl Il y a 3 jours

    As a teacher, who has asd students, that was heartbreaking to hear. Absolutely never would most of us teachers, or at least the ones I know, treat someone like that and encourage bullying. It's just terrible to hear that any teacher would violate those basic ethics of teaching , which is keeping students safe.

  • LittleDove cole
    LittleDove cole Il y a 3 jours

    So many dang ads

  • A Vo
    A Vo Il y a 3 jours

    thank you, anthony

  • Veronica R.
    Veronica R. Il y a 3 jours +2

    Hi, an Aspie here! I'm super surprised that they didn't even mention special interests or stimming at all. And they only very briefly talked about over-sensitvity (for lack of a better term)

  • Ur Mum waz here
    Ur Mum waz here Il y a 3 jours +1

    Autistic person at starbucks: move im autistic.
    Person at the front: I have osteoporosis.

  • Abi Cuh
    Abi Cuh Il y a 3 jours

    Wow i have a brother with autism and 1:06 that exact question I always tell my parents and myself ,it make me feel bad for him I wonder if and sometimes would wish he could speak and tell me what’s bothering him and if he’s ohkay ;(

  • Ivanka Lee
    Ivanka Lee Il y a 3 jours

    It really common my cousin has it

  • Colabuss
    Colabuss Il y a 3 jours

    I'm really happy to see society accepting and having a more positive attitude towards autism, but I would urge people to still try and find cures for it, because those who are on the "lower functioning" side of the spectrum really could use it. They can't live on their own, they can't function positively a lot of times, what I mean is they get so overwhelmed they hurt themselves or those around them, they can't express things and they get so frustrated. Like imagine being on an alien planet and you don't speak the language and don't know the rules and nobody understands you and you can't form connections and you can't make yourself be understood. My point is, let's not think that autism is always ok and it's just a different state of being like, being gay for example. It is a disease that debilitates in certain cases and we should study it and try and find a cure.

  • Katie Robinson
    Katie Robinson Il y a 3 jours

    Oooooo Anthony bringing up vaccines 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 thank you

  • GD runto
    GD runto Il y a 4 jours

    these videos are so politically correct

  • TooCuteNoir B.
    TooCuteNoir B. Il y a 4 jours +1

    I love that he showed a POC who is autistic. Poc get diagnosed with Autism often later than their counter parts and it goes unnoticed. There is also less visibility of poc who have autism. My little cousin is autistic and I used to baby sit n help raise her. And seeing Anthony give all of these ppl a platform to just break the stigma some more. Is amazing.

  • Joseph Sargent
    Joseph Sargent Il y a 4 jours

    This is heart breaking.

  • Space Beret
    Space Beret Il y a 4 jours

    I love this video. Bless them.

  • Amanda
    Amanda Il y a 4 jours

    Currently binging this channel.

  • Morgan Glantz
    Morgan Glantz Il y a 4 jours

    This is totally off topic but u rly look like Julien Solomita

  • Lizbeth Maldoso
    Lizbeth Maldoso Il y a 4 jours

    im psychologist and i love this video. im autistic (asperger since 2004). when i was a kid i suffer so mush... family and friends calling me retard and bad words, but now i feel accepted. thanks for social media i know more people like me and i dont feel more alone. thanks for the video. Saludos desde Puerto Rico!!!

  • Jazper
    Jazper Il y a 4 jours

    I'm only up to the "do you consider autism a hinderance" part, but I just wanted to thank you Anthony for making this video (and all your others, especially the asexual video too!) because I was diagnosed with autism at 17 and even nearly 9 years later I'm struggling majorly to cope with it, as I started struggling when I lost the structure and routine of school, despite being bullied there, which ironically was also around 17. I do hope with time, hopefully not too much time, I can learn to manage my mental health in general including my autism, and I can be happy, finally. It's nice to know other autistics have felt similar or haven't always thought it was a positive thing. I sometimes feel bad that I can't be proud to be autistic like some others.

    • Jazper
      Jazper Il y a 4 jours

      ps. AFAB autistic too and thank you also for including females with autism, as it's not as widely known how autism can effect females which is why a lot of us are diagnosed later in life!

  • Cassandra Eaton
    Cassandra Eaton Il y a 4 jours

    And he's an amazing cook how he follows me and stems when we put the spices on I appreciate it that.

  • Cassandra Eaton
    Cassandra Eaton Il y a 4 jours

    My child showed at a young age, I was in denial but he's now 17 and we adjusted and embrace his policies. He's super smart with government and the news

  • Nice
    Nice Il y a 4 jours

    Me when I hop in a public discord server
    "I spent a day with autistic people"