I have a disability; it is called autism.
Disability is not a bad word. It’s simply an aspect of the human condition, one that we all encounter throughout life, whether it’s a short-term disability like breaking your arm, a long-term disability like autism, or a disability that simply comes with old age.
It’s vital to not put others down when expressing autistic pride. By some refusing to acknowledge that autism is a disability, instead using terms such as “different-ability” and “superpower”, what does that imply for other disabilities such as MS, cystic fibrosis, etc.? That they are lesser than? As if the word disability is a stain on who someone is?