Functioning labels

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

Please don’t use labels on me – and us

So high functioning (sarcasm)

Don’t “aspie” me

The problem with functioning labels

A true story and a little lesson about functioning labels

He’s so functional

Decoding the high functioning label

Decoding the High Functioning Label

Functioning labels are bullshit

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

When autistics grade other autistics

High-functioning or low-functioning?

More problems with functioning labels

Functioning labels

functioning labels (again!)

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

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

the ‘bogeyman’ of the ‘low-fuctioning’