8 Things You Should Never Assume About Autism

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Myth 1: You should use canada goose uk shop person first language instead of saying autistic

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canada goose store This topic of autistic versus person with autism is controversial in the autism world. Many people get offended when I use the word autistic. However, those people getting offended are usually not autistic people themselves. If you read articles written by autistic people or even have a conversation with an autistic person, then you will find that many of them prefer to call themselves autistic uk canada goose outlet instead of a canada goose person with autism. By the way, my favourite blog written by autistic people is Thinking Person Guide to Autism. canada goose store

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