Happy Wondering Wednesday families!!
This month we are addressing several myths about individuals with Autism. Here is one: Those with "high-functioning" Autism (aka Asperger's syndrome) struggle less than those who are more impacted.
From my research and experience, I would say that the "struggle is still real". However, for those with higher functioning levels, the struggle looks different. Because they do not demonstrate obvious outward signs of challenge, people may have high expectations that these individuals cannot meet. This is especially true in the areas of social interaction and working with others.
As a result, individuals with high-functioning Autism often become misunderstood, misdiagnosed and isolated.
Let's hear your thoughts parents...and let's keep wondering