Back in 6th grade, my obsession with diapers was blamed on my Asperger's. I bet if the psychiatrist was aware of the whole infantilism thing and the diaper fetishism thing, he wouldn't have blamed it on that. But yet he also said it had to do with my childhood and diapers bring me back to it so he got that part right. But the other part he got wrong. Then in high school, my psychologist I was seeing also blamed it on it because it's such a uncommon interest and people on the autism spectrum have uncommon interests. But he knew there were people out there into this too and he knew about infantilism. But yet he still blamed it on it even though I told him some NTs are into this too.But yet he still thought it was part of my condition that made me be into this and like diapers.
I suppose it's possible to have diapers and infantilism as a special interest and always do research on it and read about it and spend time with it a lot online and watching TV shows about it and googling it to find it at other places where people talk about it on none AB/Dl forums and searching about it on Yahoo Answers. But hey us AB/DLs do this right? So it be pretty darn hard to tell if someone is doing this because of their autism. Same as if you try and take it away from them, even none autistic AB/DLs would be upset about it too and also be unhappy and possibly feel suicidal and deal with the urges inside them. But it all depends on the person. Some may handle it better than others. Some on the spectrum may handle this all fine while some others may not. I fought at age 17 about this but that was just me being a normal teenager. I wanted more freedom and wanted my way like most teens do. I did silent treatments, ignored my mother, felt all depressed and lost inside about it. My psychologist told me I was using manipulation but the truth was I was so mad at her so I never wanted to speak to her again. I viewed her as a bigot, closed minded person and I don't tolerate such people and her trashing this felt like she was trashing me because it was part of me.
So has your AB/DLism ever been blamed on your disability or mental illness or anything?