This brand new open access research confirms broad autisticAutistic ways of being are human neurological variants that can not be understood without the social model of disability.If you are wondering whether you are Autistic, spend time amongst Autistic people, online and offline. If… More communityWhat I have always been hoping to accomplish is the creation of community.Community is magic. Community is power. Community is resistance.Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-First-Person-Stories-Twenty-First-ebook/dp/B082ZQBL98/ https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-Adapted-Young-Adults-ebook/dp/B08VFT4R9T/… More preference for identity-first languageIdentity-first language places the disability-related word first in a phrase. People who prefer identity-first language for themselves often argue that their disability is an important part of who they are,… More and the words “autism”, “autistic”, and “neurodivergentNeurodivergent, sometimes abbreviated as ND, means having a mind that functions in ways which diverge significantly from the dominant societal standards of “normal.”NEURODIVERSITY: SOME BASIC TERMS & DEFINITIONS Neurodivergent is quite… More”.
…autistic people’s language preferences often result from deep reflection on discrimination, ableismable·ism /ˈābəˌlizəm/ nounA system of assigning value to people’s bodies and minds based on societally constructed ideas of normalcy, productivity, desirability, intelligence, excellence, and fitness. These constructed ideas are deeply… More, and their identity.
…the term that was endorsed by the highest proportion of the participants was ‘Autistic person’ 79.5%, followed by ‘Neurodivergent person’ 70.0% and ‘Autistic’ 67.4%
…‘Is autistic’ was endorsed by the highest percentage of participants 85.0%, followed by ‘Is neurodivergent’ 68.8%
A multitude of participants critiqued person-first language, noting that autism is not ‘an accessory’, ‘possession’, or ‘add-on’. Instead, participants supported the use of identity-first language which reflected the elemental and indelible role that autism played in their identity.
Participants further disliked person-first language as it tapped into eliminationist and ableist positions on autism.Autism‐related language preferences of English‐speaking individuals across the globe: A mixed methods investigation – Keating – Autism Research – Wiley Online Library
Further readingThere are three types of reading: eye reading, ear reading, and finger reading.The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning Most schools and… More,
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