All About Autism Podcast 046: High-Functioning vs. Low-Functioning Autism


Welcome to Episode 046 of the All About Autism Podcast. In this episode, your hosts, Dave and Heather Eaton talk about the distinctions between so-called “high-functioning” and “low-functioning” autism.

The All About Autism Podcast is talk radio for those desiring to be familiarized, energized, apprised, advised and empathized with regarding all things Autism. Your husband-and-wife hosts, Dave and Heather Eaton, bring you a weekly show with new releases every single Saturday.

Show Notes:
1.) Introduction
2.) Autism in the News
– Public defender says he was fired for being a single father
3.) Main Segment: High-Functioning vs. Low-Functioning Autism
4.) My Friend Bill:
– Heather’s friend Bill is sad about his dad on Father’s Day
5.) Listener Feedback
– From Ricky in Portland
6.) Closing / Credits

Special thanks goes out to Ricky in Portland, and to our friend, Bill. We’re grateful for your contributions to the show.

Next week’s episode: Episode 047: Mason Alert will be released next Saturday, July 6, 2013. Don’t miss it!

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One thought on “All About Autism Podcast 046: High-Functioning vs. Low-Functioning Autism

  1. My name is Kelly and I have a 12 year-old son with autism. He is a good kid overall, but he does get aggressive toward his mother and sister sometimes. I wish that we could get away from labeling our autistic children high functioning or low. It seems like doing this reduced them down to cattle or objects or something. Mitchell’s teachers will do this and I will tell tem his name is Mitchell. My son is a person, not a label. I like you’re show. You guys are fun!

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