Ask an Autistic #12 – What Shouldn’t I Say to Autistic People?

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Ask an Autistic #12 - What Shouldn't I Say to Autistic People?

What shouldn't I say to Autistic people? What questions aren't appropriate for me to ask? How can I connect with an autistic person? How should I treat someone with Autism? Answers to all of these questions (and a moderate amount of sass) in this episode of Ask an Autistic!

Content warning: ableist slur (r*tard*d) used in an educational manner.

Writings on the topic of functioning labels, and why they are inaccurate/harmful:
http://yesthattoo.blogspot.ca/2012/05/functioning-labels.html
http://crown-of-weeds.tumblr.com/post/22545833354/yessss-i-finally-got-one-of-these-sorry
http://theunpuzzledproject.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/f-your-functioning-labels/

Writings on the topic of identity-first language vs person-first language in the Autistic community:
https://autisticadvocacy.org/identity-first-language/
http://www.autistichoya.com/2011/08/significance-of-semantics-person-first.html
http://yesthattoo.blogspot.ca/p/dont-call-me-person-with-autism.html
http://paulacdurbinwestbyautisticblog.blogspot.ca/2014/01/i-do-not-have-autism-i-am-autistic.html
http://autismmythbusters.com/general-public/autistic-vs-people-with-autism/jim-sinclair-why-i-dislike-person-first-language/
http://autismmythbusters.com/general-public/autistic-vs-people-with-autism/

My post on "things you shouldn't say to Autistic people":
http://neurowonderful.tumblr.com/post/82928342795/askanautistic

My blog: http://neurowonderful.tumblr.com/
My facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/amythestschaber

The track used in this video was "Like Music" by pheraph
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