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something jasminethey has recently said re having

something jasminethey has recently said re: having autism but having

‘managed’ some of the qualities because of having grown up in an abusive

household

and. i think about this and my own experiences with self DXing NLD

I think about all the ways that I’ve managed it

because

it was often do it

or else

(my dad operated by instilling fear without usually mentioning many direct

consequences)

and this is one thing that diagnostic criteria never really talks about:

what it means for people with mental disabilities to grow up in abusive

environments and how this impacts how symptoms present or are embodied.

and this is an interesting gap of knowledge

given how likely and how frequently people with disabilities grow up in

abusive environments.