You are not the same

OldLady With Autism

Addressing a common misconception about “functioning levels”

I visit many autism related group pages and read blogs, participate in forums, seek studies and information in many ways. I found this blog link here: https://neuroclastic.com/2020/11/06/myth-if-you-can-use-social-media-you-are-high-functioning-or-have-mild-autism/ addresses something I have been trying to say and explain very well.

One of the main diagnostic features of autism is our extreme profile of strengths and weaknesses in our neurological functioning. We have certain areas where we are able to perform the way an average (Neurotypical) person would, sometimes we function on an extremely higher or lower level than “average”, and the huge difference in the way we function in every day life is that we work in peaks and valleys continually because our ability to function varies so deeply from function to function, time to time, day to day, moment to moment. Our neurology is not reliable and consistent.

I have been working on…

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I'm a Christian on the autistic spectrum blogging about life and my art/craft practice.

4 thoughts on “You are not the same”

  1. I feel much the same way about the high functioning label being applied to mental illness. The reality of individual experience is so much more complex than a dismissive label.

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