The Problem with Autism Functioning Labels – Autistic Mama

‘Is he high or low functioning?’ It happens almost every time without fail. I’m talking to a mom at the park or a grocery store clerk. I mention that A-Man is autistic because it naturally fits the conversation, and immediately the question comes. High or low functioning? What an odd question to ask a stranger. I understand the curiosity, but it feels like asking me what color undies my child is wearing. Do you really need to know? Does the information help you? Not really. But it’s still the most common question that autism moms face, so today I’m sharing

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