Researchers call for the term ‘high functioning autism’ to be consigned to history

Researchers call for the term ‘high functioning autism’ to be consigned to history:

First published Wednesday 19 June 2019 by Telathon Kids

Dr Gail Alvares
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R.Ross
R.Ross
27 days ago

This would be a good move. The challenges of real Autism for those involved and their family are a world away from those deemed ‘high functioning Autistic.’ In reality, whatever brain dysfunction they might have they are not Autistic and may indeed simply be highly sensitive as are 20% of people in society anyway. This label has been used, perhaps unconsciously, to pretend that Autism is not a problem when it is. And it is prevalent in ways never seen before in human history and that fact will not be tackled if it is turned into some sort of ‘lifestyle… Read more »

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