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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Comments • 80

  • AnthonyPadilla
    AnthonyPadilla  2 months ago +15201

    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.

    • Kata Nina
      Kata Nina 2 days ago

      SerenaPlusSelket i think it would be fairly hard to find someone who actually realized they are narcissistic. it would be interesting to see if that self awareness is even possible , and whether some form of therapy can be of help, since a lot of my family members at least show narcissistic traits if not full on narcissism. (also, i fear that i myself might become narcissistic at some point... wanna know how they came to the conclusion on their own/what to watch out for)

    • SerenaPlusSelket
      SerenaPlusSelket 2 days ago

      How about pwNPD/diagnosed narcissists? Seems like people always speak about them and for them. Yes, they talk about themselves a lot but hardly ever in a structured interview about their mental illness.

    • Jennifer Tyson
      Jennifer Tyson 2 days ago

      Thank you for listening to us. 😍

    • Kata Nina
      Kata Nina 3 days ago

      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 4 days ago +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.)

  • Cyber 1
    Cyber 1 32 minutes ago

    A teacher use to hit me because of my autism.

  • DarkAngel
    DarkAngel 41 minute ago

    It's crazy how they assess autism in America, oh my God. I'm British and I was diagnosed at 12 after seeing a psychologist and psychiatrist for a year they said I was autistic. My mum has been super supportive, my dad thought I would ”grow out of it” and I feel like he hates me for having autism and not being ”normal” like my sisters which is why I don’t talk to him anymore
    I recently told my work friends I had autism and they were like ”That makes a lot of sense, that explains so much...” etc 😂😂 they're all so nice though and it's nice to be somewhere I don't get bullied for once for having it 🧩🖤

  • waqqas
    waqqas Hour ago

    This was such a wholesome episode

  • AnimalLover43000
    AnimalLover43000 Hour ago

    I love how he wasn’t offended by that and just burst out laughing.

  • Hey Bee
    Hey Bee 3 hours ago

    I love how Anthony never rushed them, never tried to force an answer and he never said he fully understood what they were going though or that he had something they had. It was so nice to see and made me feel so happy

  • TimX12
    TimX12 5 hours ago

    NGL I actually kinda teared up when she said she used to get bullied by teachers and students about it and all..

  • Ms. RayRay
    Ms. RayRay 8 hours ago

    My son is atypical autistic nonverbal so seeing them talk and just have a conversation with Anthony makes my heart warm.

  • requlus
    requlus 10 hours ago

    his clap @ 3:43. yoon jisung anyone?

  • Ashley keleher
    Ashley keleher 10 hours ago

    This scares me and gives me hope at the same time for my 2 year old with autism

  • Kealy.H
    Kealy.H 15 hours ago

    I think this episode was really well done, well done Anthony and team.

  • Franzi
    Franzi 21 hour ago

    Labels als high functioning or low functioning arent used anymore. Those are ableist labels and usually just there to divide autistics into groups. Theyre used to show how neurotypicals lives are harder (low functioning) or pretty normal (high functioning) when being around autistics. Also Asperger is not a diagnosis anymore. He was a german who sent autistic kids to hositals to have them euthanized (low functioning) or be experimented on (high functioing).
    I dont know if this will be talked about further in the video but I saw Richard talk about this and it made me angry.

  • Angela Whisnant
    Angela Whisnant 21 hour ago

    I loved this video, I wanna hug all of you

  • John Weigel
    John Weigel Day ago

    I have autism, ADHD, tics and turrets, depression, anxiety and epilepsy and scoliosis I have tons of issues and I feel crazy and retarded and I'm aromantic asexual

    • John Weigel
      John Weigel 14 hours ago

      @exspress 2007 lol it's ok

    • exspress 2007
      exspress 2007 14 hours ago

      Omg I'm so sorry I thought you were my friend John Weigton. That's why I said that.

    • John Weigel
      John Weigel 15 hours ago

      @exspress 2007 I'm not a girl

    • exspress 2007
      exspress 2007 20 hours ago

      Damn, jesus skipped the blue haired girl.

  • Slav Certified
    Slav Certified Day ago

    Where is twomad

  • Just edits
    Just edits Day ago

    finally something i can relate to im autistic and im 14 and life is interesting because im like high functioning autistic and everyone treats me weird because i have only told people close to me but in the end a lot of people found out so now im just you know surviving school and all these noises and stuff its just so much and i hope its gets better

  • Conklin Heather
    Conklin Heather Day ago

    My brother has autism and he had an aide and called her his personal assistant instead of aide 💜

  • bentoohイラストレーター

    I relate so much to getting heavily bullied until young adulthood because of my autism. As someone who is on the spectrum (Aspergers) this was the most wholesome and respectable interaction I've seen on the internet. I hate when people try to sensationalize our condition or worse yet, treat us as cautionary tales. We cannot control how we're born as. To us, this is our normal.

  • joella
    joella Day ago

    My little brother has autism, so this was a really cool video to watch because I don’t know much about it, and it feels much better to know more about my brother, and other people with the same learning disability. Today is his birthday and I showed him this video and he wasn’t upset or anything, and he said, “no wonder I’m so nice”, I love him so much!

  • I'm Er!ka and I'm undertale trash

    "We may get interested in things that others may not... for example, math, chemistry or art..."
    Me who likes all three of those: people don't like those? What the heck???

  • melia
    melia Day ago

    I'm not Autistic but hearing these wonderful people talk about invisible illnesses really hit me heard, I'd be interested in seeing an episode about invisible illnesses such as chrons, collitus, chronic fatigue, arthritis, incontinence, EDS etc. Particularly in young people because nobody thinks we could be sick because we're "young and healthy".
    EDS - Ehlers-Danos Syndrome is worth exploring because a lot of people think that it isn't real/doesn't exist, similar to people not believing DID is real. Most recent;y, a British TV presenter named Jameela Jamil came out to speak of her struggles with EDS and A LOT of people accused her of making it up or lying.
    Anyway, thank u for reading x

  • The FlyingFish
    The FlyingFish Day ago

    7:31 instant regret xD

  • IceCreamFloof /ICF
    IceCreamFloof /ICF Day ago +2

    As Someone who has High Functioning Autism (Aspergers), I really relate to this video, and how wholesome the comments are!
    For me, I don't feel comfortable with myself sometimes because of it, like I'll try and fit in a lot as i think i am being Judged as i pass people, normally at school. Last year, I didn't have many long term friends and got hurt by a few people too, leading me to struggle a lot. Even though i liked being independent, i spent my lunchtime in the toilets rather than with others.
    However, I managed to reunite with my friend i had when i was younger, who was in my new form class and made friends with her friends too. With them, I feel more happy and confident about myself even though i struggle sometimes. I'm just glad i have people who care about me for who i am as a person.
    I love everyone who has told their stories here too an i love and support anyone who is similar to me. I just hope i feel more comfortable with my aspergers in the future! 💕💞

  • daniel fire
    daniel fire Day ago

    I have light autism and because of that I have a hard time recognizing human emotion

  • Joro
    Joro Day ago

    How many times are you going to break that ceiling?

  • catherine harper
    catherine harper 2 days ago

    Me: *furiously scanning comments ready to square up on a holes*
    Me: * is very pleased with the love and support being shown*

    • catherine harper
      catherine harper 2 days ago

      I have a younger brother on the spectrum and I am FIERCELY protective of him ♥️

  • Caitlyn Evans
    Caitlyn Evans 2 days ago

    I was diagnosed with autism recently and it has made my life make so much more sense.

  • Kirstin Wulff
    Kirstin Wulff 2 days ago

    This is good one!!!! Great stuff 💜

    DANIEL ERON 2 days ago

    I recently found out I'm autisc, and I'm glad, I have always felt a little bit odd, and now I can finally make sense of some weird things I did and still do.

  • KANI
    KANI 2 days ago +1

    As someone who has lived their whole just being the "weird" kid, I believe I am on the autism spectrum but was never diagnosed. I am very sensitive to outside stimuli, I HATE eye contact and I used to be unable to pick up on social cues(took YEARS of training and analyzing people). I'm not sure but lately I've been wanting to get a proper diagnosis. My brother has autism as well so I don't think it's unlikely I'd fit the bill too, at least it would explain a lot of things.

  • Meghan
    Meghan 2 days ago

    Thank you for this, my little brother is on the spectrum, and this was beautiful! Loved it!

  • Lee Parrish
    Lee Parrish 2 days ago

    The fact that people think autism comes from vacines is wild to me

  • Hayley Parr
    Hayley Parr 2 days ago

    "I may be autistic but at least I'm not dying" lol as someone with autism I would choose my disorder over polio any day

  • Victoria Barajas-Miranda

    My younger brother (technically cousin but we adopted him and I consider him my brother) also has autism. His mom would baby him and treat him like a one year old for about eight or nine years of his life. He used autism as an excuse for misbehaving and was a nightmare to deal with, as any babied/spoiled kid would be. But the more time he spent discovering who he was as a person and being treated like just an ordinary person, he excelled. He is highly functioning, though he has problems reading, spelling, comprehending, stuff like that. But he is SUPER talented at art, and learning that the creator of Pokemon was also autistic compelled him even further to become a cartoonist. Today, six years after he came to live with us, he is a strong, capable, loving young man and I have friends all over who will do whatever it takes to protect him from people who just don't understand what people with autism go through every day

  • Carin Bernard
    Carin Bernard 2 days ago

    I love your series, Anthony! Keep them coming ! This one specifically hit home because my oldest nephew is on the spectrum, he’s 24. So many people are misinformed and it’s time that barrier comes down 💛✨

  • animelover4allanime
    animelover4allanime 2 days ago

    This video means so much to me, I already started crying when he used correct terminology in the intro
    Thank you so much for using your platform to educate people

  • DroppedMyCroissant
    DroppedMyCroissant 2 days ago

    “I felt like the world was against me just for existing” 🥺noooo omg and the fact that she thinks about that one instance of being bullied all the time 😭PLS SOMEONE BE NICE TO THIS WOMAN

  • Morgan Callaway
    Morgan Callaway 2 days ago

    i would LOVE a part two, hmu Anthony😂

  • tommyboi_cro
    tommyboi_cro 2 days ago

    Autism is definitely a disability. I have a brother with it, and ive met, and done work with alot of autistic people, and its no joke. Most people don't know half the shit they go though. So many autistic children go through all kinds of abuse, and mistreatment, and they rarely can do anything about it. They also often spend their entire lives at home with their parents, because it can be incredibly hard for people on the spectrum to get jobs. While im not disrespecting or trying to insult anyone on the show, these people are on the better end of the spectrum, and people always assume this is what autism is, when in reality it is alot worse for alot of people. No disrespect to Anthony or any of the guests, this is just my opinion.

  • alextherandom1
    alextherandom1 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    I have autism to...

  • Jessica Berlin
    Jessica Berlin 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago +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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago +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 3 days ago

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

  • Blake Williams
    Blake Williams 3 days ago +1

    My brother has autism

  • peachyforgiveness
    peachyforgiveness 3 days ago

    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

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    *Hi Jake Paul how are you*

  • ur mum
    ur mum 3 days ago

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

  • Megan Oliva
    Megan Oliva 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

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

  • Mariaelena D.
    Mariaelena D. 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    Normies suck lol well more like judgmental people suck

  • Billi J.H
    Billi J.H 4 days ago

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

  • Noah Chabert
    Noah Chabert 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago +2

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

  • aurora dunn
    aurora dunn 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    i agree

  • Drew
    Drew 4 days ago

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

  • Confused Jedi
    Confused Jedi 4 days ago +1

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

  • Schneekönigin
    Schneekönigin 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago +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

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

  • shyguitargirl1975
    shyguitargirl1975 5 days ago

    I love how energetic Jasmine is.

  • AppleCream Wolf Pup
    AppleCream Wolf Pup 5 days ago

    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!