High-functioning autism and why it needs to die
High-functioning autism is another one of those irritating, annoying, and misleading labels we'd all be better off without.
Because it's predicated on a flawed understanding of what autism is as a spectrum disorder, and ultimately makes life harder for a huge numbers of people who walk around with the label stuck to them.
Alexithymia and autism — a new “thing” I learned about the other day
Alexithymia and autism are strongly correlated, way beyond the correlation with it among neurotypicals (around 10% of NTs have alexithymia, whereas alexithymia and autism are correlated at around 50%).
Fascinating facts, I'm sure.
But what is alexithymia, even?