Autism Resources

At our November 2022 pre-conference meeting, we shared Affirming Language Guidelines that center autistic perspectives for talking about autism. The resources that informed these guidelines are linked below.

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

APA Inclusive Language Guidelines