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Don’t Say Suffers from Autism

Folks prefer that you don’t say someone suffers from autism. The language we use to talk about autism can have a big impact on how people are perceived. What you say or don’t say can have a powerful impact on inclusion and emotional wellbeing. Negative language surrounding autism can be hurtful and make people feel isolated and misunderstood. It’s important to be mindful of the … Continue reading Don’t Say Suffers from Autism

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Autism Positivity: Why it’s so Important

Autism positivity is meaningful and can change lives. In the face of the onslaught of negativities, real people exist behind the autism label. Real people with real lives that want to be included and that want to feel good about themselves, just like everyone else. Negativities may help with research funding and the understanding of situations of desperation, but a life of increased isolation fueled … Continue reading Autism Positivity: Why it’s so Important