Podcast 21: Autism and Functioning Labels

In this episode, I share my research on whether using functioning labels to describe a person’s autism is helpful, harmful or even necessary.

What Does Mild Autism Mean?

Autism Functioning Labels

Stephen Hawking Wikipedia

Standard Tests Underestimate Nonverbal Children With Autism

DSM-5 Autism Levels

Autism Speaks Nonverbal Autism Study

Philip Reyes’ Blog

Researchers: Don’t Use Term “High Functioning Autism”

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Amy Nielsen lives in Orlando, Florida. She is the proud mother of four children ranging in age from 5-33! She and her husband, Brent enjoy sports and traveling. Amy is a former teacher with nearly 20 years of experience, a freelance writer, and a special needs advocate. Her mission is to help educate and empower families of children with disabilities to focus on their child's interests and strengths.