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Serious discrimination against an autistic person on Autistic Pride Day (Woolworths Australia)

We have been informed of a serious form of discrimination against an autistic person at the hands of Woolworths Australia, which appears to be a supermarket.

This person today was supposed to have their food delivered by Woolworths Australia but they refused to deliver and cancelled the order first yesterday and then today (which I think is already Autistic Pride Day in Australia according to my calculations), leaving this person stranded at home without food and seriously traumatized because this person said (s)he cannot answer the phone due to autism (they have even be told to check online if they don’t believe this person is autistic, but they persisted). They said if (s)he cannot answer the phone (and basically be “normal”) (s)he won’t be able to shop with them and that was the end of it.

We have been informed that they have of course been reported to the proper authorities, but we just wanted to let you know because this is serious discrimination against all autistic people. Shame on this company!


We Are Here for YOU

We would like to let you know that we are here for you and that if we hear that you are being discriminated against and bullied we will definitely protect and help you and do our best against racists and/or manipulative people who hurt you if they don’t stop. You are NOT alone and you do NOT have to endure abuse and discrimination.

Never ever be silent about abuse and discrimination and never ever let anyone silence you. We love you, just know that. Don’t be afraid to speak up!