Rogue got me thinking (along with lynoness *spelling sorry*)
So we talk about high functioning and low functioning alot, and I want to see what people actually think of as ah igh functioning in an adult.
I don't mind talking about it personally, and I know Jess won't mind me throwing her under the bus to talk about how she views herself vs high functioning/low functioning.
So, lets talk about what your "ideal" version of high functioning is in a child vs an adult.
Because right now, I'd consider my son semi-functional with a strong support structure for his age. If he's still like this as an adult and cannot figure out more internally, he'd be in my mind "low functioning" as an adult - but he's verbal and gets good grades.
I see functionality based on what you can do on your own, and with out support. So to me, someone who needs a LOT of help/structure to me is what would = less functional *on their own* - not that they can't pass with help. just they need the help to be closer to functional.
So, lets talk about.
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