autism

Being Labeled “High Functioning” Kept Me Isolated and Hindered My Personal Growth

cw: ableism, functioning labels, attempted suicide   When I was 12 years old, I was diagnosed with "high-functioning Asperger's Syndrome". I didn't know it then, but this essentially translated to "you're basically normal, so you're going to get none of the help you actually need, as well as have your struggles hand-waved." While I did… Continue reading Being Labeled “High Functioning” Kept Me Isolated and Hindered My Personal Growth

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autism

On Becoming More Nonverbal

Wow, another post so close to the last one. Way to go, me! 😀 Anyway, today's post is going to be about something that I've been going through lately. And that is that I've been finding myself becoming more and more nonverbal. Communicating with my mouth parts is becoming increasingly difficult, and the disconnect between… Continue reading On Becoming More Nonverbal