‘People like me don’t get support’

There is a new paper out entitled, ‘‘People like me don’t get support’: Autistic adults’ experiences of support and treatment for mental health difficulties, self-injury and suicidality.’ 

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1362361318816053

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  • Thanks for posting this, Graham.

    3 things I've heard this week at work:

    1 - a colleague referring to an autistic service user: 'She needs to learn that she can't always do the things she wants to do on the day she expects to do them.'

    2 - another colleague referring to another service user who is hypersensitive to sound, when she covers her ears as an ambulance passes with sirens going: 'You'd think she'd have gotten used to that noise by now and not be so affected by it.'

    3 - a member of the behaviour support team, writing to me about my recent problems with bullying at work: 'You are definitely not the first person to have some struggles like this at work, neurotypical or diverse it is a very normal thing.'

    Bear in mind that I work for a charity specialising in care for autistic people!

    No - we don't get support.  Or proper understanding.

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  • Thanks for posting this, Graham.

    3 things I've heard this week at work:

    1 - a colleague referring to an autistic service user: 'She needs to learn that she can't always do the things she wants to do on the day she expects to do them.'

    2 - another colleague referring to another service user who is hypersensitive to sound, when she covers her ears as an ambulance passes with sirens going: 'You'd think she'd have gotten used to that noise by now and not be so affected by it.'

    3 - a member of the behaviour support team, writing to me about my recent problems with bullying at work: 'You are definitely not the first person to have some struggles like this at work, neurotypical or diverse it is a very normal thing.'

    Bear in mind that I work for a charity specialising in care for autistic people!

    No - we don't get support.  Or proper understanding.

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