Do people with autism have privileges in the Netherlands?

No.Absolutely not. The only ‘ privileges ‘ that I could think of are also really only beneficial for people who are sensitive to incentives:

  1. Autipas, this pass can show you in situations where the police come to watch, or if you are in public and you are extremely overstimulated.
  2. If you show your autipas or a diagnostic paper, you can wait for some amusement parks (like the Efteling) in a separate room on your turn for the attraction.

In Some amusement parks you also have resting areas. Additional information: NVA-autipasfriendly (amusement) parks and museums

  • Because you are diagnosed with autism, you can go to special education & who receive specific kind of guidance.
  • Doesn’t add much.

  • And the latter, you belong to a group of people who generally become extremely misunderstood.
  • Happy day!

    No.Special education/Care have nothing to do with privileges.

    A privilege is a right granted to a person, a group of persons or an organisation to give them more or different rights than they normally claim.One obtains a privilege.

    If you do not need special education then someone who is in special education and in need of it has no privilege.

    If one has the better position of Dutch patients compared to patients in developing countries, then the whole country has privilege and not by definition people with ASD.

    Imagine yourself: You think like others, you are self-conscious, you are on average or often even higher intelligent and you would prefer nothing more than just normal in life, which to your frustration does not quite succeed.No matter how bright you are of mind, no matter how keen you are to be and belong to it, and how intelligent you can be in your head, in reality it just goes harder and you have to do more your best.

    But you are naturally referring to the Autipas or the accompaniment.It seems to me to be very humiliating, because it would confirm that you cannot live independently (although I have to say that a reasonable proportion of autists is also independent and that only grows with the years, it is for the Need to take this kind of humiliating measures.)

    Do you have privileges as an autistic person?I leave that to you. But I would not be too outraged about this, because it does not seem to me that you would like to swap with them.

    EDITING: I get a lot of comments that I would argue that autists are all geniuses.I do not. I suggested with 鈧?艙you are average or often even higher intelligent 鈧?a hypothetical case on about a highly functioning autistic with Asperger especially, which are on average more often high-risk than the average population and therefore it is correct More frustrating for these people.I never said that all autissts or most were high-level, and also not that autists are on average higher intelligent than the average population. But Aspergers are more often outliers

    Maybe not quite fair to compare, but when I look at developing countries people with autism in the Netherlands do have privileges.They have attention, a diagnosis, special education and we are working on all sides to a society in which everyone can participate, including someone with autism.
    If you have autism in the Philippines, for example, you become totally crazy.No one is silent there, there is always noise and stimuli there are so many that even oversensitive people there become up.

    So I think people with autism in the Netherlands actually have privileges, but then you have to compare it to a country where it is absolutely not. And that goes for more diagnoses.

    I know that this is an old question that has been answered, but I think it is important to report.Mr. Sangam of 鈧?虄T gave a nice answer and actually all the answers I read are fine, on that of Mrs. Jeanette Slagt after (really from a wrong point of view and misconception of the word privilege)

    I just want to show it from a different side.One that may not even be relevant to your question. Not 1 autism is the same, for example, if you compare 20 people with Asperger, is/does/does/does not experience 1 of these people everything the same.

    I myself know someone with autism.A slight form and with its strong character he knows how to turn off the adverse consequences of this. With ADHD, for example, because of your worse concentration, you cannot get a certain score at a certain test. He then manages to say to himself…. ” This must be! Hack well with that crap and make that test! ‘ Because of this he has a kind of small autism that is almost not seen. Only the people who know him well see this to how he cleans things up, sorts movies and always has everything, behold, remember, know etc,

    And this is his personal pitfall.In the tests and studies they have done with him, but also in life itself. He always knows everything. If there is ever a big problem, where you can come up with it, he knows the solution or the best thing to do. Even though there is a very clever human being, who has a lot of experience and has been working there for years and Else said…. follow him anyway. But he can’t tell you why. And he has so with everything. But you are not believed. After all, he can’t tell you why the solution or the right path is so. So you stand alone in it and as soon you feel lonely. He hears things and if someone talks about it again years later, he knows when mistakes are made. But you are not believed. He can come up with information because he has heard Pietje say that 鈧?娄, so then it had to be so that………… So the situation is so and so. But no one believed it. You’ll get it again.

    If his brother or I know a lot who, is to grumble that he is not nice in his skin, he knows why it is. He already predicts himself.He was waiting for it, because days before that he already fell on that, while he was there… and he mounts everything to each other….. But you are not believed. You’re always alone. No one understands you. No one believed you. And at the end of the ride, it is always right, but people only find it annoying and don’t want to acknowledge it, well, that feels terrible.

    Even conversations are difficult.When he talks to someone he knows, he already knows how the conversation will go. He knows how his/her response will be when he tells something. What this person think of something and thus will react if he says a certain thing. His reaction to it, the other his reaction to it etc. And actually he has already had the conversation. He doesn’t have to carry it anymore. And when he does it, it often goes too slow. They are thinking about the words, but they don’t have to. He knows it anyway.

    You feel continuously not understood and all alone.And you don’t want to. So you keep it for you. You swallow it away. You just mix in with the others. This is a side of autism and then we come to your question and the answers with as an example the Autipas. Suppose this would give you discount on products at the pharmacist or with showing the pass, you may say the row in the amusement park before…… please, those to are just a spotlight on what you are trying to hide. These to make you different from the rest and you feel lonely again.

    This was my example of someone close to me. So I see an autism, so small, that he is almost unnamed.But I also know someone and who has a backpack filled with stuff. All this 2 times, if he gets rid of it 1. He feels rotty here, is ashamed of the bag and hopes that no one stands out. You have to give him a priority with the Efteling and ask how he feels.

    I said it all, not 1 autism is the same and everyone experiences it differently.But all the autipasses and privilges for some are necessary, to are never. Really never. It makes you different and again very lonely.

    No answer to your question, I know.Only the other side of these so-called privileges.


    Depending on the autism they impede in their functioning, there may be a claim to various facilities.But this system applies to everyone. There is no privilege that only applies to people with autism.

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