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High Functioning/High Masking Adult Autism

High Functioning/High Masking Adult Autism

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Mom on the Spectrum

Video Summary

  • The speaker discusses their personal experience of being diagnosed with autism at 31 years old and challenges the term high functioning often used to describe autistic individuals.
  • They express discomfort with the term high functioning as it implies that their autism is not visible or significant.
  • The speaker suggests that instead of labeling individuals as high functioning, it is more helpful to ask questions and have conversations about how autism affects their experience of life.
  • They advocate for eliminating the pressure to blend in and camouflage autistic traits to be socially acceptable.
  • The speaker encourages practicing empathy, asking questions, and being intentional about understanding and supporting autistic individuals.

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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