Functioning labels are bad and shouldn’t be used. I have given explanations about this time and time again, and written my own opinion about it. There are a lot of autistics against them. This is a masterpost collecting some of them. Besides what I have written on the subject which you can search on my blog, here are other posts.

You don’t speak for low-functioning autistics

https://lysikan.tumblr.com/post/106147681470/you-dont-speak-for-low-functioning-autistics

Please don’t use labels on me – and us

https://k-pagination.tumblr.com/post/86615316874/please-dont-use-labels-on-me-and-us

So high functioning (sarcasm)

http://www.autistichoya.com/2012/09/so-high-functioning-sarcasm.html

Don’t “aspie” me

http://wearelikeyourchild.blogspot.be/2014/01/dont-aspie-me.html

The problem with functioning labels

http://www.snagglebox.com/article/autism-functioning

A true story and a little lesson about functioning labels

http://autisticadvocacy.org/2010/05/a-true-story-and-a-little-lesson-about-functioning-level/

He’s so functional

http://autisticadvocacy.org/2008/03/hes-so-functional/

Decoding the high functioning label

Decoding the High Functioning Label

Functioning labels are bullshit

http://autisticliving.tumblr.com/post/122403647584/functioning-labels-are-bullshit

“High-functioning” is not reassuring me. It’s reassuring you.

http://autisticliving.tumblr.com/post/129172294531/high-functioning-is-not-reassuring-me-it-is

When autistics grade other autistics

https://ollibean.com/autistics-grade-autistics/

High-functioning or low-functioning?

https://ollibean.com/high-functioning-or-low-functioning/

More problems with functioning labels

https://ollibean.com/problems-functioning-labels/

Functioning labels

http://yesthattoo.blogspot.be/2012/05/functioning-labels.html

functioning labels (again!)

http://yesthattoo.blogspot.be/2013/03/functioning-labels-again.html

“But your’re so high functional! if you had other problems you’d want a cure too!”

http://timetolisten.blogspot.be/2012/06/but-youre-soooo-high-functioning-if-you.html

So you think we’re “to high-fuctioning”?

http://strangeringodzone.blogspot.be/2017/09/so-you-think-were-too-high-functioning.html

the ‘bogeyman’ of the ‘low-fuctioning’

http://strangeringodzone.blogspot.be/2017/12/the-bogeyman-of-low-functioning.html