This is from a personal observational perspective and the reasons/contexts stated are of many different scenarios
Autism Is Not An Excuse For Genuine Bad Behaviour
Autism is not an excuse for genuine bad behaviour – Imagine a circumstance where a person said I have “non-spectrum syndrome” and that is the reason why I did it, that would be appalling, equally so if a person on the spectrum used their Autism for genuine misconduct that would be to.
Equality comes from not only having good things happen in your life but also accepting and taking responsibility in other areas of life too.
Social Mistakes Vs Conscious Negative Behaviours
It is the context – where the behaviour comes from if it comes from for example sensory overload, sensory processing, language processing and metabolic pain with no conscious want and or intent to harm others such as meltdowns and shutdowns.
Sensory overload. processing and agnosias can be seen as “bad” behaviours even if the trajectory isn’t.
Conscious Negative Behaviours
If the behaviour comes from a conscious to place to hurt and or harm either emotionally or physically (or both) then it’s coming from a different place altogether the intentions, reasons and contexts are completely different to ones stated above.
Sometimes it is hard to know which place and a bit of detective work is needed.
Paul Isaacs Adult With Autism 2014