“Alternatively, diagnosed autistics, self-diagnosed people, people in the process of getting a diagnosis, people seeking a diagnosis, wannabees, or misdiagnosed individuals will sometimes call themselves low-functioning when they aren't. What they may be instead is lazy, and they may use their diagnosis or their alleged diagnosis to obtain special privileges throughout life, such as:   ◦         An IEP (Individualized Educational Program) in school ◦         Subsidized housing ◦         Work accommodations they would otherwise not be entitled to have ◦         Disability benefits ◦         Tax breaks ◦         Reduced admission costs at public and private functions and venues   When it is discovered by people in the online and offline autism community that some people are not as functional as they say they are, or are more functional than they say they are, arguing and fighting can break out, and this results in factions forming. The more a faction's members have in common with one another, the stronger the bond between the faction's members. In”

Thomas Taylor, Autism's Politics and Political Factions
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