In today’s video I’m discussing autism and functioning labels. Functioning labels are often used to describe autistic people. Terms like low functioning and high functioning. They are used to describe an autistic persons level of need.
I’m sharing my thoughts on the use of functioning labels. How it feels to be described as high functioning. The challenges of using these terms. As well as some suggestions for alternative ways to understand our needs without using these labels.
In this blog post I talk about the language used to describe autistic people.