Affirming Language Guidelines

At our November 2022 pre-conference, the ASDD SIG created this list of Affirming Language Guidelines and are continuing to create resources for the community and trainees in the field.

Guidelines are based on recommendations from several peer-reviewed and related sources, including:

First Do No Harm: Suggestions Regarding Respectful Autism Language

Avoiding Ableist Language: Suggestions for Autism Researchers

The Use of Language in Autism Research

Neurodivergent-Affirming Report Writing

Suggestions for Inclusive Language in JADD Submissions