Researchers from across the U21 Autism Research Network, led by a team at the University of Birmingham, carried out a survey of over 650 English-speaking autistic adults across the globe to explore their linguistic preferences. The findings, published in Autism Research, highlighted a number of clear recommendations. The paper represents the first global study into autistic language preferences.
Lead author, Connor Keating, from the University of Birmingham’s School of Psychology, said: “Over the past two decades there has been much debate around how to talk about autism. Our study aimed to investigate the preferences of autistic adults from multiple countries on a broad range of terms, and the reasons underlying these preferences, to help us to understand what language should be used.
Read more at: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/2022/new-study-highlights-terms-most-favoured-by-autistic-people-across-the-globe