so I’m a little confused with my diagnosis. I though I was diagnosed with autism and aspergers, is this possible or is it just aspergers lol
I detest the term 'High Functioning Autism' too, but on other grounds. On the one hand, by association it makes you ask, "well, what about these 'low functioning' autistics?" There seems to be some sort of inherent value judgement in the term. And by that, there's almost a subtle hint (when Neurotypicals say it at least) that we should be grateful that we're "high functioning". Well, as long as I'm psycho-socially crippled in life to be miserable AND high functioning enough to be excruciatingly self-aware of it, well that's all fine then!
I suppose this is a good point to take a little poll, and ask the good folks what their preferred term is?...
I agree. The number of people who say 'Well, at least you're lucky to be high-functioning.' Right! I work with 'low-functioning' autistics. In many cases, they're some of the happiest individuals I've ever met. Completely wrapped up in their own worlds, doing exactly what they want to do, and having others look after their basic needs.
Luck just doesn't come into it!
I voted for ASC - but straight 'autism' would serve just as well for me.
I'm so glad you said that Martian-T... I was too afraid to! I used to be a Support Worker, and I'd get so envious of the individuals we were supporting.