Talking About Autism: Top 5 Language Mistakes

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Free Autism Resources

When I first learned about the neurodiversity movement, I was immediately on board and wanted someone to hand me a fact sheet telling me exactly what I should be saying and how I should be acting to show my support for autistic individuals. I’m still learning about autism rights, but I’ve compiled some concise suggestions for other parents or caregivers who, like me, are interested in becoming autism advocates. These downloads will help you begin your journey to spreading autism acceptance.

Top 5 Language Mistakes You (Or Your Family and Friends) Are Probably Making

Without meaning to, parents, family, and other caregivers can contribute to an autistic child’s poor self-image by the language choices they use when talking about autism. The language you use to discuss autism has a profound impact on how your child views him/herself, and, unfortunately, the unintentional effect is often negative. There are simple ways you can change the way you talk to and about your child that are critical to helping develop a positive perception of self-worth. Read more...

Autism Advocacy Toolkit

Autism advocacy and self-advocacy are essential to helping your child gain independence and transforming society’s perception of autism. So where do you begin? This download is a beginner’s guide to helping parents model autism acceptance and autism advocacy. It is a brief primer to understanding the movement towards civil rights for autistics and offers parents a foundation for furthering the neurodiversity movement in their own homes and communities. Read more…

These free autism resources will introduce parents to autism advocacy and offer immediately practical tips for enhancing their children’s self-esteem. They can also help other family and friends better understand your beliefs about neurodiversity and autism acceptance.

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