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Autism Speaks
This online guide discusses language used when talking about autism, including “person-first language”, “identity-first language" and the issues with "low to high functioning" labels. Emphasis is placed on respecting individual preferences, capabilities and experiences.
Autism Speaks describes itself as an organization "dedicated to advancing research into causes and better treatments for autism spectrum disorders and related conditions both through direct funding and collaboration; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorders; and working toward solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families across the spectrum and lifespan through advocacy and support." [Website]
Autism Speaks
7/13/2022 4:02 PM EDT