If Aspergers should be renamed why not call it:
After Lorna Winger?
If Aspergers should be renamed
... Um... HFA (High Functioning Autism)... which is what it is anyway...?
Nooo! Not the F word. Is it a noun or a verb? Someone can appear typical in some respects at some times in some places, but not others. It says more about the support that's given. If people who mask 'have HFA' why is their mental health worse than people who are 'low-functioning'. Can HFA mean 'doesn't need support', and LFA mean 'incapable of anything'? Can it be misinterpreted to mean 'genius'? (And then HFA may include lower IQ or language delay that's excluded from Asperger.)
You say autism, I say autism, let's call the whole thing off.
Cassandro said:You say autism, I say autism, let's call the whole thing off.
...I agree. Autism with a certain number of points or whatnot. When I try to communicate with the Hostile-Masses, I simply say "Autistic", and that is enough to fill/confuse them anyway...
...Also I am apathetic in places (!): we see whatever happens almost regardless of discussing it here, and we all must then deal with it... just like ASD versus ASC. I suppose I shall not post anything contraversial in this Thread again... pfui...
...UP THE IRISH !! :-)