This is an excellent piece. It shows very much why functioning labels ought to be abandoned. They are not helpful for the Âûtistic person, they are not helpful for their allies and loved ones. They are not helpful to organisaitional structures or advocacy for accommodations.

I know there are many areas in life where I would have one functioning label and many in which I would have the other.

Just as the post identifies two personals within the author herself I could easily do the same with myself.

Now where is that weighted blanket…