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A Formal Complaint

November 8, 2008

Since “coming out” as an autistic, I have had, at the college, mostly positive reactions. Sadly, there was one fellow who began to email me, after the college’s autism conference, and complained about one person’s “typical” autistic behavior. When I politely objected, he wrote back that “normal people” try to understand the other person’s point of view. As a result, I filed a formal complaint against this individual and have asked that he not attempt to contact me in the future.

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  1. laurentius-rex permalink
    November 8, 2008 10:11 am

    Well Academia can be a savage world, where autism is not tolerated, and used as a vehicle for diminishing ones academic and career prospects.

    Not a lot you can do about well ensconced senior academics, because nobody will dare to sack them, my crime was amongst other things to suggest rather publicly that they ought to be sacked, for bad teaching amongst other things.

    Right now but for a particular academic I would be at my Uni attending to a particular course I would like a qualification in. I cannot do that because my attendance would be sure to cause more friction, I have effectively been intimidated off the course

    The wheels of bureacracy run on and on, as to how I can achieve that qualification whilst avoiding such obstructive academics who won’t give way for autism, and by implication any other difference or disability.

  2. November 8, 2008 3:24 pm

    Was his complaint to you about the behavior of the other autistics was of this nature?;

    “I can talk to you about this because although you are autistic, at least you can see how “those” “typical” autistics behavior is annoying. You’re enough of one of “us” to see the problem with “those” people and “their” behaviors. Aren’t you?”

    I hope it wasn’t like that. I’ve heard similar. Good for you in reporting it.

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