Able-bodied people, DO NOT say this
“But you must be high-functioning!” No. Stop. Just because I can type OK and my language skills in general are moderate to good, does not mean I’m “high-functioning”. I have more trouble with some things than with others. Going out in public and using the phone take a lot of energy out of me. Sensory overload is extremely likely when I have had a long day. Oh, and I can barely multitask, because concurrent stimuli are really hard to manage, especially when I get tired. Not to mention that if you’re non-literal about something, I have a high chance of misunderstanding.