Since no true exploration of discussions around autism would be complete without looking at the language we use, this resource will also present resources to understand language and vocabulary that can be used to support the well being of all dis/abled and autistic people.
The Language & Vocabulary around Autism Discussions
"You're not automatically a bad or evil person/activist if you have used random language on here, but if you have the cognitive/language privilege to adjust your language, it's definitely worthwhile to consider becoming more aware/conscious of how everyday language helps perpetuate ableist ideas and values." Lydia X.Z.Brown/Autistic Hoya
Jac den Houting explains concepts/ definitions of:
A comprehensive list of articles that explain ABA and the harm it causes. Perspectives from autistic people who have been subjected to ABA, parents who have stopped ABA, former ABA providers and scientists.
Please note: Many of these articles describe conditions, language and actions that are extremely dehumanizing and can be disturbing.