An update on Asperger’s and functioning labels

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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  The first thing i’d like to do in this article is unequivocally apologize for referring to my place on the spectrum as “high functioning,” This designation plays into the false dichotomy of high and low functioning Autism, when really there are just different dots on an unnumbered spectrum. I used that terminology because my…

I am Autistic.

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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I am autistic. Specifically, I’m diagnosed with Asperger’s, a uniquely high-functioning subset of Autism Spectrum Disorder.   I want to start by saying that I did not take the decision to write about this lightly. My doctors, family and I arrived at this conclusion a while ago, and I’ve been weighing the pros and cons…

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