Is there autism specific abuse?

When an autistic person is abused specifically because they are autistic. This can include parents who openly complain about their child being "gone" or "different" than they want, bullying by others, medical-related abuse, and parents/relatives/others killing an autistic person because they're "sick" of their autistic behavior.
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Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
32
No
204
21
EmHathaway
Although it may have not been targeting Autism, it does have a young person with some sort of handicap. The character is posed in a creepy light that may trigger people who have been made to feel like an outcast in the past.
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
0
No
141
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
8
No
120
9
SiRenfield
You could somewhat argue that characters like Will are bullied for autism-related traits but other than that not really
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
0
No
120
Video Game Report
Yes
11
No
101
1
SweetBie
None of the SMP characters have been stated to have autism or are abused because of it.
Video Game • 2009 Report
Yes
9
No
100
39
ProfessorProcyon
Not in the game itself, but you might encounter players who say nasty things about autistic people if playing on multiplayer/online.
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
3
No
83
Yes
1
No
77
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
21
No
72
18
elliesium
In childhood, Jules is admitted to a psychiatric hospital. (Ep 4. Only ends 8 mins in). The conditions she's kept in can remind Autistics of trauma in ABA therapy, psych wards, and other forced therapies. I'm Autistic and it was an intensely triggering sequence. SPOILERS: The plot info in the sequence so you can skip: Her mom was the one that admitted her. Jules SHs. It's said she got better and could leave the ward after a bit. Her mom got worse. Her dad quit his job to be closer to home, Jules loves her dad. Jules started to transition at 13 (shown with help of dad, no mom), and began having sex with older, cis, white men at 16 in secret. At 8:07, the psych sequence ends.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
0
No
71
20
clarkekent
It *could* be argued that The Riddler shows demonized autistic traits and he was abused, but I wouldn’t say it’s autism-specific abuse, no.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
1
No
71
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
0
No
69
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
0
No
69
Movie • 1996 Report
Yes
0
No
68
TV Show Report
Yes
1
No
66
12
TheCassandraComplex
It’s difficult to unravel Powder/Jinx’s psychology as there are solid arguments to be made for a range of neurological conditions, some innate (like autism) and some acquired from trauma. Suffice it to say, she is almost definitely neurodivergent and she is, at times, shamed and mistreated for traits and/or behaviors that are often associated with autism.
Yes
1
No
65
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
9
No
64
30
TheCassandraComplex
There’s a character with neurodivergent traits who is ostracized by his family but not specifically because of his neurodivergent traits. However, his family does refer to him as weird and creepy and references his way of speaking (muttering, mumbling…) as a negative. ————————— Edit to address other commenter: Being superstitious and neurodivergent are not mutually exclusive. Bruno’s superstitious rituals are incidental to the MANY other neurodivergent traits he has. I don’t necessarily think he’s specifically autistic (which is why I used “neurodivergent” instead of “autistic”) but there’s enough there for plenty of us to identify with him. I think it’s important to err on the side of caution and warn folks if there’s even a small chance they could be triggered by a storyline.
Video Game • 2015 Report
Yes
2
No
63
8
DottyBlackheart26
Papyrus is definitely autism-coded as he has many typically autistic traits, but he is not abused or mistreated unless by the player on a Genocide run or a No Mercy run. Even then, it’s not autism-specific since it isn’t mentioned and Papyrus has not been canonically confirmed as autistic. Being autistic myself, I think he definitely is, but that’s beside the point.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
0
No
63
Movie • 2000 Report
Yes
1
No
62
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
6
No
61
2
MildlyCondiment
in the episode "yellow fever" someone who is heavily implied to be autistic is killed violently
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
4
No
60
34
mistersandman
No, but as an autistic person it is worth mentioning that the episode “The Best Revenge Is Dressing Well” may be uncomfortable to watch as a character who struggles with passive aggression is ridiculed and mocked by a party.
Podcast Report
Yes
0
No
59
2
nerdwithadog
So the answer is technically no but the main character (Jon) is someone a lot of people find to be autistic coded so be careful.
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
0
No
59
6
CormorantColors
A character who is considered by some to be autistic-coded/implied to be autistic is very obviously least favorite child and mistreated by his parents, but he is not canonically autistic and there is no explicit mistreatment due to autism.
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
0
No
59
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
0
No
58
0
Trying2Help
Not directly, but a lot of fans believe that the show has autistic characters
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
6
No
57
10
DogkinTrash
No, but main character is teased and hated by some for actions and characteristics that can be associated with neurodivergency (talking too much, always stating his thoughts etc). But neurodivergency is never a topic on the musical.
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
0
No
57
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
0
No
57
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
0
No
57