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
25
No
162
10
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
138
Video Game • 2009 Report
Yes
8
No
88
29
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 Report
Yes
11
No
80
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
3
No
79
5
SiRenfield
You could somewhat argue that characters like Will are bullied for autism-related traits but other than that not really
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
3
No
79
Yes
1
No
70
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
0
No
67
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
17
No
66
14
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
66
17
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 • 2021 Report
Yes
7
No
62
21
cassandrasaur
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
59
5
Ember360
There is one pretty autistic-coded character who is manipulated and taken advantage of by another character but there is no direct ablism
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
0
No
58
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
3
No
56
0
MildlyCondiment
in the episode "yellow fever" someone who is heavily implied to be autistic is killed violently
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
0
No
56
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
0
No
56
TV Show Report
Yes
0
No
55
10
cassandrasaur
It’s difficult to unravel Powder/Jinx’s psychology as there are solid arguments to be made for cPTSD, autism, schizophrenia, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, BPD, trauma-induced psychosis or some combination of these. Suffice it to say, she is likely neurodivergent and she is at times mistreated for traits and behaviors that are often associated with autism.
Yes
0
No
55
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
6
No
54
9
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.
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
4
No
54
26
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.
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
0
No
54
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
1
No
50
4
hyperjenb
There are no autistic characters in the show. The closest is Judah, who is coded as autistic (likened to the main character of "Rain Man" at one point) who is called "weird" at one point in S4E9, but the person who does this is lashing out and doesn't really mean it.
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
0
No
50
Podcast Report
Yes
0
No
49
0
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.
Yes
0
No
49
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
0
No
49
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
1
No
48
3
shrubblanket
for my highly sensitive/ easily triggered autistic people, there is a Sia song in this movie. If you're autistic you probably know what Sia did and how it could be upsetting for some.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
0
No
48
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
0
No
48
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
0
No
46
5
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.