What This Autistic Teacher Wants Professionals to Know

Autism Spectrum Disorder is the correct terminology for an autism diagnosis. “Disorder” serves its purpose in diagnosing and receiving services. But some on the autism spectrum would prefer “condition” over “disorder.” Autism is a neurological condition. “Disorder” implies that something is out-of-order. Condition is more so a state of being.

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This article was submitted to Love & Autism by author and #actuallyautistic woman Alexandra Adlawan. Alexandra Adlawan, Alex for short, is a Long Beach, CA resident who began drawing characters and creating stories in 5th grade. In August 2018, at Gatsby Books in...