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There's this bizarre assumption about the #ActuallyAutistic that "functioning levels" are:

1. A characteristic of the autism.
2. Fixed. Immutable.
3. Something you can gauge from superficial details on twitter.
4. Prevents commentary.

Buckle in, let's talk about these.
First, to address (1), there is no such thing as "High Functioning Autism" or "Low Functioning Autism." These terms literally come out of the attempts to define us into the groups "almost human" and "not human." They have no place in modern discussions…
None. Zip. Zero. Drop them from your vocabulary.

There's some people running around with legacy diagnosis and that's a separate conversation, but for the purposes of modern discourse:

* There's no such thing as "severely autistic."
* There's no such thing as HFA or LFA.
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Autistic people are human beings. We can and must make our own medical choices, especially about procedures as invasive+permanent as sterilization.

Forcible/involuntary sterilization because you're afraid of someone like me reproducing? Direct and clear example of modern eugenics.

You can't imagine your son in a sexual situation because he is autistic? You have a serious lack of imagination. Autistic people span the entire sexual and asexual spectrums.

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