When I was teaching the person-first preference was being highly utilized in the classroom. Most of the kids I worked with were referred to as children with autism ( after being autistic children shortly before that). Then I remember having this discussion here when an autistic woman spoke up saying absolutely she wanted to be referred to as an autistic woman not a woman with autism.

I bring this up only because the woman Chris Cook was responding to specifically referenced autism in her example and I wonder if it’s not an autism community specific preference?

I don’t know the answer I just thought I would pose the question…

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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