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Benevolent ablesim is a type of Microaggression against the disabled community, in the form of offering help or assistance. Benevolent ableism does not take into consideration or addressing their actual needs first. This type of stigma plays into the stigma of neurodiverse and disabled people always needing help. They feel disempowered ,segregated, and feeling unable to make their own decisions independant of others. Even if one acts with good intentions towards others it does not preclude that the actions against disabled individual will not be harmful. This all acts towards disabled people, making them feel disempowered, devalued, segregated, singled out, rather than integrated, valued, respected, and included in society. Being stripped of self-advocacy and independance can have a devastaing effect on the disabled community, especially Neurodiverse individuals.
1.) Restricting a employee with a disability to low-level employment options rather than all types of jobs they are qualified for,
including higher-level positions.
2.) Overly praising or patronizing an employee with a disability for completing a simple task.
3.) Making assumption as to what a disabled person can't do rather than simply asking them.
4.) Pushing someone's wheelchair without asking if they want or need your help.
5.) Excusing bad behavior because of one disability.
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