Several times, I’ve seen and heard statements that “low-functioning” people wear diapers. However, most presumed “low-functioning” people whom I’ve known did not wear diapers. I am incontinent. [you’re awesome, thank you for submitting so much—ed.]
http://nostereotypeshere.blogspot.com/2011/12/functioning-labels-and-meaning.html Signal boosting this! It’s spot-on!
“You are probably the most high-funct- “ “NO.” This from people who once said I would always be mentally retarded and could never function. Why say the opposite? Because I was saying I qualify for disability benefits.
I'll tell you what your functioning level is
New facebook friend-request: Hi! It’s always nice to meet other aspies! Me: I’m not an aspie. Her: Oh, well there’s nothing wrong with that [seriously? SERIOUSLY?] Can I ask what your functioning level is? Me: Um, cycling between high-functioning and low-functioning, I guess? Because I can’t sustain “high-functioning”? Her: What you’re describing is...
Can buy coffee
I met someone for coffee and he said “You’re the highest-functioning out of all the high-functioning autistics I’ve met.” All he had seen me do at that point was buy coffee.