Yessss I finally got one of these.
Sorry followers, this is a disability blog today, we should be back to normal soon.
Why do I apologize for that.
For the uninitiated, “HFA” is shorthand for “high-functioning autism” or “high-functioning autistic,” and it’s a really common and really problematic thing to say. I try not to get into the nitty-gritty of disability politics on this tumblr (trust me, what you’ve seen before is NOTHING,) but this is an issue that comes up a lot in people commenting on Kurt Hummel Is Not A Cat, so I figure that, now that I have an excuse, I’ll talk about it.
So. Why is it not cool to call an autistic person “high functioning?”
^ Required reading.