I hear you. And I think this is part of why I slowed down writing so much about autism. As usual, I found it hard to arrive at a position and I don't want to accidentally be aligned with unhelpful or damaging thinking on the topic. I still find it hard to even decide whether I actually find saying 'with autism' is problematic or if I am just following other autistic advocates. Someone pointed out that if we don't call it a disability then the already low funds could be cut even further, and that's why those in the field of autism but without being autistic tend to take the person-centred approach.

Thanks for writing this, I felt understood and validated reading it.

I started a post about autism acceptance week but hedged so many bets while writing it I think I bored myself. 😬😅

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