Policy and Practice

“Autistic person” or “person with autism”: Is one more correct?

CAR wants to know your thoughts, and so does this Scientific Journal The language we use to refer to or describe ourselves and others is a highly personal choice, and if you’re reading this blog, you are probably aware of the debate in the autism community over identity-first (“autistic person”) versus person-first (“person with autism”) language. The discussion has gained momentum and attention in recent years, particularly as more adults on the autism spectrum have come of age and are advocating to have their own voices represented....