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High Functioning Autism It’s NOT what you think!!

High Functioning Autism It’s NOT what you think!!

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Autism From The Inside

Video Summary

  • The video discusses high-functioning autism and challenges common misconceptions about it.
  • The term high-functioning autism originally referred to individuals with an IQ above 70, but it does not necessarily correlate with functioning in society.
  • A person’s level of functioning can vary depending on the situation, and they can have high-functioning or low-functioning days.
  • High-functioning autism means invisible struggle, where individuals work hard behind the scenes to appear to be doing well, despite facing internal challenges.
  • The stereotype of high-functioning autism is not like Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory, but often includes intelligent individuals who have experienced relationship and employment difficulties.


Dr. Kenneth Roberson

Dr. Kenneth Roberson is an Adult Autism Psychologist in San Francisco with over 30 years of experience. Click below to ask a question or schedule an appointment.

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