New research shows 'high functioning' is an inaccurate autism label

The gap between expected adaptive functioning due to IQ and actual level of adaptive functioning can be quite large.

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My problem is that in short interactions with people where verbal skills are to the fore I come across as very intelligent. That would get me a label of ‘high functioning’ in many people’s eyes. However in situations requiring more non-verbal/spatial/practical intelligence I do far less well.

The thing is most people don’t see me in the latter situation , and if they do can think I’m being lazy,passive aggressive etc.
That includes many mental health professionals .

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