The use of language can be complex, since it is subjective, dynamic and constantly evolving. Inclusive language is one that focuses on the person as an individual, rather than focusing on the difficulties/disabilities the person may have. When it comes to the language and expressions to be addressed, it is important to respect, listen to and learn from the autistic community.
When you’re not sure how to identify or address someone on the autism spectrum, just ask what the person’s preference is. Although we can not generalize, we leave you some tips: