sorry this is kinda negative and pretty ranty. i'm in a psychology research class in college rn and we're editing each other's papers and one of the papers i have to edit is about autism and the person has low functioning and high functioning as subtypes of autism. and supposedly low functioning is the stupider form. (they said intellectual disability but it's the same yeah?) (this next bit is a pet peeve sorry) and they're separating asperger's and autism a lil bit.
sorry same research anon again. this paper just screams uneducated about the actual people (like it’s very disorder-centric) but i’m not educated enough nor brave enough to actually teach them. plus i’m pretty sure no one would believe me if i told them that i’m autistic because i’ve gotten pretty good at pretending to be nt
If you don’t want to educate them yourself, perhaps direct them to ASAN’s website or @neurowonderful youtube videos so they can learn more about autism than stereotypes ?
Good luck !
- Sister Cat