In response to Vivanti’s ‘Ask The Editor…’ paper [Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50(2), 691–693], we argue that the use of language in autism research has material consequences for autistic people including stigmatisation, dehumanisation, and violence. Further, that the debate in the use of person-first language versus identity-first language should centre first and foremost on the needs, autonomy, and rights of autistic people, so in to preserve their rights to self-determination. Lastly, we provide directions for future research.
|Journal||Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jan 2021|
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- person-first language
- identity-first language
- rights-based approach
- human rights
- Person-first language
- Identity-first language
- Rights-based approach