I don't understand the need to have a particular diagnostic label to somehow justify or otherwise validate my personal needs and requirements.
Whatever ever label is most appropriate for my neurology, I still have those requirements and needs. That doesn't stop simply because it doesn't fit a particular set of criteria.
People who will only accomodate a person if they have a particular diagnostic label kinda suck.
If a person who is otherwise NT has problems with sharp, high pitches sounds... Why would you continue to make them?
If a person gets overwhelmed in noisy environments, why would you insist they have to go into them if they don't have a note from a doctor excusing them from doing so?
Why are people like this?
for us, it was more or less "if we need to fight someone over it at some point, which is possible if not likely, it won't be our word against theirs".
why are people like this, indeed
@pandora_parrot honestly? Because the vast majority of people are disgustingly narcissistic.
This is exactly the kind of stuff I put up with daily here.
@pandora_parrot I feel like the need for labels is partially for the need for others to more simply accommodate those needs. It's easier to convince a business you need X when you can say you need it because Y.
For some of us it also helps to just be able to frame it as more than just "I don't know what's wrong with me" - even when it's not wrong, just different.
neuro diversity, bigotry
@pandora_parrot There's an attitude that says that some people are better, stronger than others, and if people are not strong enough to cope they need to toughen up or get out.
There's a softening of this attitude that has the same basic belief but is willing to make accommodations for "legitimate medical reasons" (only). A diagnosis - or more broadly, medicalizing certain ways of being - can help persuade folks who believe this.
Real accessibility is hard.
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