Originally Posted by tbcrazy
Agreed- thanks for pointing this out. TBH, I've struggled with this thread and how some posters have defined people with autism by their disability first. I.E. Saying "the autistic person" versus "a person with autism". I've ALWAYS used "people first language"- people with disabilities are real people first and foremost, who shouldn't be defined by their specific disability. Hearing someone say "the autistic kid" is like fingernails on a chalkboard for me :/
*jumps off soap box*
I didn't mean it in a bad way but now reading over my comment it does sound a bit weird
. And my teacher used to always tell our class that call them people with disabilities and not disabled people, because the latter is as if you're putting their disability before the person themselves.