aspergers · Autism

Please, Don’t Call Me High Functioning

*stands on soap box* I don’t believe in “high” or “low” functioning.  Labeling me as one or the other has become… degrading.  It’s disrespectful and dismissive. A friend of mine recently observed how people talk about “high” and “low” functioning autism as if they’re two different entities.  When really, they’re one and the same.  They’ve evolved to…… Continue reading Please, Don’t Call Me High Functioning

aspergers · Autism

Oh the Ways We Love to Stim – Anonymously Autistic

People often ask about stimming. It is something that “normal people” have trouble understanding. Most people stim. Have you ever clicked a pen while thinking, swished your tongue around in the roof of your mouth, strummed your fingers tapped your toes. Some stims are less noticeable and are considered “socially acceptable” and “normal”. I stim […]…… Continue reading Oh the Ways We Love to Stim – Anonymously Autistic