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CandyFrog

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Does anyone else ever feel like because they're Autistic, they'll never be treated the same as others and will always be looked down upon? I was venting to my mother about my job and how some of my coworkers infantilize me and think I can't handle certain things ever since I got diagnosed. But my mother responded with "They treat you like that because all you talk about is your autism." That really broke me hearing that. To be fair, I don't really talk about my autism really at all at work because 1. Nobody ever listens to me there anyway about anything, and 2. They don't care. They only know about it because it's affected my work ability and they haven't been "hateful" specifically about that, it's moreso some of them think I can't handle different tasks and the others don't think I'm as "autistic" as my other coworker who is also on the spectrum but needs more support, so they get mad when I tell them I can't handle doing certain tasks (which I'll talk about more in detail in another post). I just feel like I can't even tell people I'm autistic because of how I'm treated, and also because my mother thinks I shouldn't "Run around telling everyone". I only tell people I'm comfortable with talking to about it, but it still hurts hearing all that. Thoughts or any advice is much appreciated!! 💜

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    • clowntown

      644d

      @clowntown Oh yeah I've had "friends" talk to me like I'm a dog, or treat me like a pet. It sucks. Just rembered that.

    • Katty

      644d

      Yeah. I was recently diagnosed, but I have always had the issue with people treating me like I’m a child. I’m guessing it had to do with how I present sometimes, but I often wonder if anyone will take me seriously. I do not need that many work place accommodations so idk if I’ll mention it. Although I do have ADHD and cannot keep my mouth shut about anything so I’ll definitely just blurt it out in the first week. I hope it doesn’t go poorly.

      • CandyFrog

        643d

        @Katty Omg I'm the same way though with the talking issue. I was diagnosed with ADHD along with my Autism diagnosis recently and I've noticed that if something is on my mind regardless of what it is, I'll just blurt it out, I thought I was alone with that. People think I'm completely random for that, and I've done that since I was a child so it's very difficult knowing I do that too when I'm trying so hard to be normal already.

    • clowntown

      644d

      I used to be really scared of people treating me differently bc of my autism. Now I'm struggling to function day to day and don't have room to care about that

      • clowntown

        644d

        @clowntown Just stating my truth

        • clowntown

          644d

          @clowntown Oh yeah I've had "friends" talk to me like I'm a dog, or treat me like a pet. It sucks. Just rembered that.

    • roseinlandfill

      646d

      You not alone I have autism too it feels like curse than gift I can't do things right but I am being told your doing better than before I'm care giver to my dad with cancer he smiles ear to ear and everyone telling me I'm doing better than anyone but I feel like I'm failing

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