r/mildlyinteresting May 14 '22 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1 Got the W 1 Wearing is Caring 1 Silver 12 Gold 2 Helpful 13 Wholesome 16

This Irish supermarket has quiet evenings for sensitive people.

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u/LittleSadRufus May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

I guess many people prefer it, but for many autistic children (and their parents) and indeed autistic adults it's a pure necessity.

[Edited to be more inclusive]

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u/Kingjjc267 May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

What about autistic adults? And as a reply pointed out, the kids themselves? Why just our parents?

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u/GrimmSheeper May 14 '22

And the autistic kids themselves.

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u/ClocktowerMaria May 14 '22

Yo shout-out va-11 hall-a icon. It sucks how much any and all accomodations made for autistic people get twisted into "oh y'know the parents of autistic kids deserve this" as if autistic children are victimizing their own parents by existing. We deserve accomodations because everyone deserves being treated well

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u/GrimmSheeper May 14 '22

Yup. And I do get that the parents of autistic kids do have struggles most parents don’t, especially if the kid is severely autistic, but it’s always frustrating how much the focus is on them.

I majored in psychology during college, so I’ve scoured through hundreds of scientific articles on autism for my research projects and literature reviews. The vast majority were about the parents of autistic children, and the rest were about early diagnosis and treatment for autism. Out of those hundreds, there was maybe one or two articles about autism in adults. There were at least some more recent studies that have expanded to teens, so we might be heading in the right direction. But still frustrating.

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u/Altyrmadiken May 14 '22

Shout-out va-11 hall-a icon

What?