While I was helping Mikel design his new business cards, we had an interesting discussion. I learn something completely unexpected from him at least once a day. He wanted “Autistic” on his card, as his business title. It’s his card. I was interested if–since my knee-jerk, non-autistic ASD professional response was to identify him, and others, as “person with ASD”–this was a topic for others. I found the below article illuminating:

http://autisticadvocacy.org/identity-first-language/

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