6.1 Intellectual ability
When a person has profound intellectual abilities, as defined by an IQ of less than 70, their autism has sometimes been described as ‘
I have very uneven skills. This is another one of those enigmas. I have University degrees, I am married and I have three grown children. However, I have huge problems with being disorganised, getting lost, using public transport, understanding others, and just the practical interactions of social situations. I think many of you might be saying ‘So what, I do as well.’ I know that neural-typical individuals might have issues in these areas but I would suggest to you that it is the degree of the ‘issue’ that separates us. How many of you need to sit down on the path outside of a supermarket and do breathing exercises because they have changed the tinned soup isle?!