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livingwithautism
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13 Aug 2019, 10:37 am

Do any of you get "special treatment" because of your autism?



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13 Aug 2019, 11:10 am

What do you define as 'special treatment ' ?


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13 Aug 2019, 12:27 pm

People “let things slide” with me at work which others would be reprimanded for.

Like meowing in the hallways. It’s “Kraftie being “Kraftie.”



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13 Aug 2019, 12:33 pm

livingwithautism wrote:
Do any of you get "special treatment" because of your autism?


Are you referring to special treatment of a certain type or are you asking about being treated differently in absolutely any manner?



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13 Aug 2019, 1:04 pm

Up until June, nobody knew. And I haven't been back to work since I got fired for telling people to get lost, or leave me be. So, I'll have to get back with you on that one. I'm soon going to be going to DBT to learn how to deal better when I'm overstimulated.


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13 Aug 2019, 1:11 pm

I suppose I do, in that I get SSI, have a service dog, and my parents understand and accept that at least for the time being, I can't live on my own, all as a result of my autism. But do I get to use it as an excuse? No. Usually I'm held to NT standards and accused of just being lazy, not trying hard enough, or not caring when I can't meet them, even when I'm actually trying my hardest.


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13 Aug 2019, 2:17 pm

If I had a diagnosis, and they knew about it at work, they would probably tell me to give up any hope of advancing to a new position. They would tell me, "Well, there's a lot you're good at." They would tell me to find something more suitable. Like what? Writing lame blogs on tennis and cats? That's not going to help me live if I find myself alone.



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13 Aug 2019, 9:52 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
People “let things slide” with me at work which others would be reprimanded for.

Like meowing in the hallways. It’s “Kraftie being “Kraftie.”

That's a good example.



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13 Aug 2019, 9:53 pm

Bravo5150 wrote:
livingwithautism wrote:
Do any of you get "special treatment" because of your autism?


Are you referring to special treatment of a certain type or are you asking about being treated differently in absolutely any manner?

Any manner that appears positive.



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13 Aug 2019, 11:11 pm

I do get special treatment because of my autism. I get extra help at school and I don't have the same expectations at school. Also I don't have to do certain things such as presentations or certain exams. I get extra help in my daily life as well. My parents are also a bit overprotective. They don't let me do as much as my younger sister. I cant just leave the house and go out by myself. I also get treated differently by people. People sometimes talk to me like I am a child



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14 Aug 2019, 7:16 am

livingwithautism wrote:
Bravo5150 wrote:
livingwithautism wrote:
Do any of you get "special treatment" because of your autism?


Are you referring to special treatment of a certain type or are you asking about being treated differently in absolutely any manner?

Any manner that appears positive.


Most of what I noticed seems to be negative.



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14 Aug 2019, 1:51 pm

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I do get special treatment because of my autism. I get extra help at school and I don't have the same expectations at school. Also I don't have to do certain things such as presentations or certain exams. I get extra help in my daily life as well. My parents are also a bit overprotective. They don't let me do as much as my younger sister. I cant just leave the house and go out by myself. I also get treated differently by people. People sometimes talk to me like I am a child

You get the "voice" too?



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14 Aug 2019, 3:18 pm

I'm still not sure what qualifies as 'special treatment' . I do get quite a lot of help.


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14 Aug 2019, 5:19 pm

Special treatment implies someone who is spoiled and gets away with stuff because it could be due to they are their friend, their child, their relative, they have a disability so they think they can't discipline them because of it. In this case, I never got special treatment. Not in my family anyway and not at school. I am sure other kids have felt I got special treatment because of my disability. I remember being told how spoiled I am when I was 9 and 10 and I didn't understand where that was coming from since I never got everything I wanted. Things didn't ever go my way the way I wanted it. I think we can appear spoiled because of our invisible disability because of accommodations we get or how people treat us and somehow that is our fault :roll:


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14 Aug 2019, 5:41 pm

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Different treatment of people who have different needs is not "special treatment."


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