Using arbitrary and limiting labels of high functioning and low functioning, with the intent to help one get a “better picture of the person with autism”, is not only insulting, but dehumanizing. Pathologizing reinforces a deficits view of autism. These labels serve no one. No human is all one thing. We each have good days and bad. We all have struggles and strengths.
I have chosen to continue my professional path with autistic people and their loved ones… I am exactly where I want to be.
Set an intention in your heart to discover what it means to be you. Find a therapist that can help you on your authenticity journey. Stay tuned for our annual gathering, Love & Autism, where this year’s theme is all about authenticity—Be-You-tiful. It’s going to be beautiful.
You are invited to be a part of a growing community of people from all over the world that believe a difference can be made in the way autistic people are treated!
An autism therapist takes a hard look at the practices of ABA therapy. This is a must read for any parent of an autistic child!
Meet Kristine & Jake Mastronardi!