08 September 2012

Person-first language - autistic or person with autism?

You might have noticed that I have started using the phrase "autistic people", rather than the politically 'correct' "people with autism". This is not a mistake on my part, but rather a definite choice based on much commentary I have read recently about what autistics would prefer to be called.

I was going to write a whole item about this, but "Mama Be Good" did a great job writing something in the past 24 hours. Her article pretty much mirrors my opinion.

You can view it here.

PS: This is my first post published from the Blogger app on my phone. Gotta love technology! :-)

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