it’s in a word: autistic vs. has autism

You may follow my blog and wonder why I say “(insert name) is autistic,” when you feel strongly it should be, “(insert name) has autism.” The second is described as being person-first language. I’ve had discussions with parents and grandparents who are strong proponents of the person-first language. I understand this. Not wanting your child…

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is changing Autism acceptable?

Last week in the post, Are Autism Behaviors Annoying, I mentioned a conversation which took place between me and a family member about Autism. You can read that post to see where this relative, Joan, was coming from. Joan continued from the “…annoying,” comment to telling me about an acquaintance they recently ran into. This…

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