High-Functioning or Low-Functioning?
In this life I am missing the ability to go
Parents and family of disabled people should start demanding that everyone who is part of their children lives stops using functioning labels. We don’t need to be graded. We already have value.
Some people consider it so abhorrent to entertain the possibility
Every now and then my autistic friends and I have
“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree…”We know how functioning labels are not helpful, despite being largely used by neurotypicals. But some autistics also grade members of our community and I want to understand why.
Amy Sequenzia writes about rejecting society's many labels. Perceptions such as “super spectacular” autistic and “low-functioning” are equally harmful .
As Justin Canha's story shows, the autistic person who needs