Is Autism a Disability?

I came across this post on whether or not autism is a disability. It is worth reading and it got me thinking. Is autism a disability? I can see how this would be difficult for a high functioning person with Asperger’s to accept. Perhaps it is not correct to say that autism should be equated with disability, as some people on the spectrum are no more disabled than anyone else. But that is not to say that there is no connection. Two of our children have autism and they definitely have a disability, especially our daughter. She is almost twelve and has a mental age of around two-years old. That is disabled. Disability should not be based on a label but on whether there is a lack of ability in a certain area.

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