What do you think about autistic people who believe in the high-low functioning stuff?
I don’t know any, so I don’t think about them at all :P (That sounds sarcastic, but genuinely it’s something I’m fairly neutral on, much like autistics who wish they could be cured. Except if someone’s saying stuff like “I’m high-functioning so I’m better than those low-functioning autistics” or “High-functioning autistics don’t need resources like I do ‘cause I’m low-functioning” or something, in which case they’re jerkbags who should shut.)
I personally don’t care for functioning labels myself, but if someone still wants to use them, it’s their right, so long as they respect that I don’t care for them. If they won’t respect my choice or are using them to be holier-than-thou to fellow autistics like Brother Cat described…then yeah, they’re jerks.
- Auntie Cat