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As Seen On Twitter | We need to do away with functioning labels once & for all, they are harmful & misinforming. | @AIMAutistic


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5:56 AM · May 13, 2019 ·

We need to do away with functioning labels once & for all, they are harmful & misinforming. Parents are struggling to get ECHP’s for their autistic children, because t ‘high functioning’ is being put in the forms. This gives a false impression of coping skills the child may

@AIMautistic not have. High functioning implies we as autistics need little help or suppo rt when the opposite may be true. Co existing conditions such as sensory processing disorder & dyspraxia are often missed & can causr great difficulty leading to anxiety & depression. A person who is

told they are ‘high functioning’ may not feel validated in informing people of these needs or if they have a problem as they are labeled ‘HF’ so ‘should’ be able to cope. This is damaging and unjust to all.38



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