I'm autistic, trans, and multiply disabled. How on earth am I supposed to get through the bureaucracy? For example, there is a local dmv, but it isn't accessible, due to noise and flashing lights; there are other local government offices, but they aren't accessible, the area was impassible the last time I tried running errands in that direction, and they require phone calls.
I have sensory processing issues. I have a diagnosis for hyperacusis, but not for the other issues. I focus on strobe lights below, instead of painhammers.
Someone else, insisting on special identification for trans people, wrote:
i also am on the autism spectrum (Aspergers syndrome to be exact) yet somehow i can still get to the dmv just fine despite the noise and annoyance of people talking too loud. i dont shut down when a light flashes nor is a phone call an obstacle in the slightest. also its federal regulation that public buildings are accessible to the handicapped. sounds to me like you are trying play a victim complex as an excuse for you not to do something.
I really don’t want to go into all that’s wrong with that. But.
Most epileptics aren't strobe sensitive. That doesn't mean no epileptics are.
Most autistics aren't strobe-sensitive. That doesn't mean no autistics are. I know I am. I have had a number of close calls. I have ended up in the street after being hit by strobe lights from two directions at once.
I have a combination of sensory processing differences, to begin with, and chronic illness causing sensory hypersensitivity, and also causing migraines after sensory bombardment. It’s possible to be autistic, and something else, and it’s possible for the three aspects, allistic society, autism, and other conditions, to interact.
And government doesn't do accessibility. If they did, they wouldn't use so many strobe lights, flourescent lights, and painhammers everywhere.
I get hit with agonizing and migraine-inducing sensory bombardment, that tends to be worse than the times I’ve been beaten with fists and feet and improvised clubs, almost every day. I’m not “playing a victim complex.” I’m an actual victim trying to survive and with no idea how to escape. This kind of dismissiveness is ableist, and it allows people to ignore violence, and it is literally adding insult to injury.