I just wanna say to all autistic people whose relatives barely treat them like human beings: I am so fucking sorry for what they’re doing to you. You deserve to be treated with respect. You deserve to be loved. You don’t deserve all the abuse, dehumanising jokes, all the bad treatment you receive.
I swear to god, every time I talk to other autistic people who are abused by their parents, I just feel absolutely sick to my stomach because autistic people don’t deserve this crap. Autistics whose parents take out their bedroom doors. Who don’t allow them to own anything. Who don’t let them look for work. Who don’t let them grow to become as independent as they want and are able to be. Parents who think they can still do that even if their children have become adults.
I wish there were more I could do, other than to say, please, don’t believe them for just one second that what they’re doing is normal. It’s hard to notice abuse when you live through it all your life. It’s hard to feel like you can ever transition into adulthood when your parents don’t even allow you, but I sincerely hope that one day you’ll break free and you can live your own life. Just please understand, what they do is NOT normal.