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inspiration from a quote by Laura Tisoncik- high & low functioning?

 

 

I came across this quote from Laura on Alex Lowery's website.  Simple yet completely right in my opinion. Years ago, when all of this was new to me I  came to think that high functioning and low functioning diagnosis was down to whether a person is verbal or non-verbal.  This was my experience of seeing such diagnosis, it didnt feel right then and it doesnt now.  so this quote really rang true with me. 

As we currently live in a society governed by tests and results with assesments for 'disabilities as well as abilities in all genres of existence, from school to work to hobbies.. The need for such labels such as high functioning (HFA) and low functioning (LFA) are still present.  

As a parent I have been asked this many times, when I say Jeorge has autism, many have automatically asked, 'Is he high or low functioning?' to my amazement.  It seemed so rude, imagine if I was introduced to a non-autistic person and asked if they were low or high functioning! It doesn't actually mean anything at all.  Well it means someone has assessed a person within a certain criteria of which is set into a number of questions.  Scores are added up and bingo, easy, you are HFA or LFA bla, bla. Imagine being told this as a parent or even more so the autistic person? 

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a blog written by Alex Lowery on his perspective on stimming

alex loweryMy name is Alexander Lowery, I’m 19 years old and I have autism. I do Public Speaking on the subject of autism. In my speeches, I talk about the different aspects of autism, and how autism affects me. I try to increase understanding and awareness of autism. I have a website about autism, and my Public Speaking, which an be viewed at – http://www.alexlowery.co.uk/

In this article, I’m talking about one aspect of autism, which is a huge part of my life and that is ‘Stimming’. Stimming is short for ‘self-stimulating behavior’. It’s basically some strange movements that people on the autistic spectrum do. Movements like hand flapping, rocking back and forth, spinning round in circles, and many other movements. This is something that pretty much all-autistic people do. The thing is; a lot of people who don’t have autism don’t understand why autistic people stim. They may make comments like, “Why does he keep flapping his hands like that?” Why doesn’t he just stop doing it?” Today, I’m going to be talking about what I’m thinking when I’m stimming, why I personally stim, and why I cannot help but do so.

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This is an explanation from a young man with non verbal autism named Naoki Higashida. In his book titled 'The reason I jump' his m... Read More
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what is the world like for someone with autism?

My name is Alex Lowery and i was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4. I am now 22 years old and am a Public speaker and trainer on the subject of autism. You can see my website here -  http://www.alexlowery.co.uk/ I have been kindly invited by the owner of Dazlious to write an article about some of my experiences of auitsm. I have chosen to write about how I see the world as a person with autism. I hope you enjoy reading.
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Thank you Alex, my son Jeorge also loves nature and the outdoors. He always has. I read about another boy who write his book, th... Read More
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