Autistic boy with an IQ of 168 forced to go to a Special Needs school

Christian Farrington is seven years old, and has an IQ of 168. But according to Cambridgeshire Council in Great Britain he requires a special education because of his Autism. Christian could read a book aloud when he was 18 months old, and has the intellect and ability of a child of 15, but has high […]

A Leaf of Grass in the Wind

I’ve been missing from ADN for awhile, and I’ve been missing my ADN family, as well. After an extended period of illness and bedrest, I found myself very much identifying with some of the troubles that go with the #FunctioningLabelsMean conversation on Twitter. While my clinical diagnosis is “High Functioning“, I felt cognitively that I […]

Patterns for Success: #HighFunctioningMeans Career Challenges

For those of you who are active on Twitter, you may have witnessed an uprising of tweets from actually autistic people over the last week with three very poignant hashtags: #LowFunctioningMeans #HighFunctioningMeans #FunctioningLabelsMean The gist of this movement was to express the damage that functioning labels have done to many autistic people in setting certain […]