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Autism POVs: How we talk about autism

 There are always topics in any community that aren’t universally agreed upon and the autism community is no different. Because autism is considered a “spectrum disorder,” that means that each person on the spectrum largely has an experience uniquely their own.

One topic that often quickly turns into a debate is how we talk about autism. There are two ways we typically do this, they’re called “person-first language” and “identity-first language.”  

In this episode you’ll hear from a variety of perspectives throughout the autism community, from autistic adults to parents and professionals.

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