So my autism doesn't get this?

So, when someone finds out I have aspergers, here's 2 reactions that come up:
"You don't look autistic" and "Prove it"
How do I prove my autism- how DO I-
HELP WHAT IS AN APPROPRIATE REACTION
Do I just go "lemme just become a puzzle piece hold up"? What? Do? I? Do?

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Iscopeee
That's a pretty stupid question to ask someone.
I find it happens a lot with different minorities. A similar thing happens to lgbt+ people, when i come out they sometimes say "but you don't LOOK gay????"
I think they just expect you to look like a walking stereotype.
Orange.Soda
"Okay lemme just recite the periodic table"
I CAN'T EVEN COME UP WITH SARCASM FOR AUTISM??
Being gay I can because I just say "hold up lemme dye my body rainbow and get glitter everywhere" but??
I can't with my autism??
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Teenaged.Narcissist
You don't owe it to anyone to prove anything. End of story. If they're trying to understand your autism, that's one thing. Asking someone to prove their autism is blatantly disrespectful.
Orange.Soda
This is me mostly trying to find sarcastic replies to when they do that.
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Orange.Soda
I get that.
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Teenaged.Narcissist
I know lol it just makes me mad that people still unironically think this
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Edd_gy.Future.Cola.Boi
Im sorry whoever said that, just tell them " Do you want to go through my paperwork for proof?" or " I don't need to prove it." You don't need to look like you have it to have it. trust me. I seen all kinds of special needs kids. I live with one. I'm technically part of the autism spectrum myself. They are all different. There are no stereotypes that are needed in this world sweetheart. They are BAD!
Orange.Soda
I'm not offended, I just wanna find a sarcastic comment to hit them back with
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Edd_gy.Future.Cola.Boi
Yes I've helped someone!
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Orange.Soda
Ayyy I'll try that
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Edd_gy.Future.Cola.Boi
Haven't found one, but what if you said something like " Well, can you prove it to me that you are not a moron, cause' Ya LOOK LIKE ONE!"
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Edd_gy.Future.Cola.Boi
Good to know, I'm looking for comebacks now.
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