Is there autism specific abuse?

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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
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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.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
1
No
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Anonymous
main character can be read as autistic and many in the nd community see oj and em as an iconic autism and adhd duo (they are), but autism isn’t mentioned in the movie at all. character does get some rude comments for not speaking loud enough at the beginning of the movie and for being uncomfortable and awkward talking to people, which can definitely trigger autistic/other nd people who have experiences like that.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
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No
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Rory_John14
The bullying of Weird Barbie for being "weird" could be seen as representing ableism towards neurodiverse women, but there's nothing explicitly linked to autism, and Weird Barbie is apologized to in the end.
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
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No
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TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
11
No
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SiRenfield
You could somewhat argue that characters like Will are bullied for autism-related traits despite not being canonically on the spectrum but other than that not really
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
1
No
136
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crabby
no one in the film is shown to have autism.
Video Game • 2009 Report
Yes
10
No
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ProfessorProcyon
Not in the game itself, but you might encounter players who say nasty things about autistic people if playing on multiplayer/online.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
3
No
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2
TheCassandraComplex
No explicitly autistic characters, although there is one character —a patient in the main character’s emergency psychiatric facility— who could be. It’s unclear what his primary diagnosis actually is but he exhibits repetitive behavior. He’s mostly not mistreated but at one point the main character has a hallucination that he is becoming agressive and calls for him to be restrained by orderlies. That scene might be triggering for some of us. Also, later, she hallucinates repeatedly stabbing him.
Video Game Report
Yes
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No
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2
SweetBie
None of the SMP characters have been stated to have autism or are abused because of it.
TV Show • 1984 Report
Yes
1
No
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TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
0
No
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Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
4
No
93
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CassetteMeower
When playing online with other players it definitely is possible to encounter people who are mean, but in the base game this doesn’t happen.
Movie • 1996 Report
Yes
0
No
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TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
11
No
90
5
MildlyCondiment
in the episode "yellow fever" someone who is heavily implied to be autistic is killed violently
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
0
No
90
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
32
No
87
20
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.
Yes
1
No
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Movie • 2000 Report
Yes
3
No
87
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
2
No
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Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
0
No
85
TV Show • 2010 Report
Yes
7
No
81
8
Meggsy27
no, but there is an autistic coded character Eugene, introduced in season 4, who has a very unique dialect and is often laughed at for the way he speaks.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
0
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80
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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 • 2019 Report
Yes
0
No
78
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
4
No
77
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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.
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
2
No
77
8
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.
TV Show Report
Yes
2
No
76
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TheCassandraComplex
It’s difficult to unravel Powder/Jinx’s psychology, 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.
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
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No
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Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
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74
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
0
No
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Video Game • 2015 Report
Yes
2
No
73
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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.