High-Functioning or Low-Functioning?

2016-11-10T10:11:29-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Author, blog, General, Judy Endow, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this life I am missing the ability to go

Talking to Autism “Advocacy” Organizations

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had the opportunity to speak, as a public comment,

Attitudes – Grading People

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Parenting, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Parents and family of disabled people should start demanding that everyone who is part of their children lives stops using functioning labels. We don’t need to be graded. We already have value.

When Autistics Grade Other Autistics

2016-11-10T10:11:59-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Disability Rights, Featured (Homepage), General, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree…”We know how functioning labels are not helpful, despite being largely used by neurotypicals. But some autistics also grade members of our community and I want to understand why.

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