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Every day for hundreds of years those among us who are autism have been referred to by others in many ways, mostly derogatory, which often hurt their feelings and cause long-lasting harm. Being different isn’t wrong, but being abused for it is.

Today, the autistic citizens in our society and others debate the proper terminology to use in addressing their individual autism and the disorder in general. Professionals and those with autism differ greatly in the proper terminologies to use.

This survey can help us establish the proper language to be used in addressing the autistic citizen individually and the condition, generally, particularly in courses, books and other documents. Your opinion really counts and we need your help to make an impact.

Please fill out this form and submit it to us as soon as possible. None of your private information is being collected. We ask only general demographic information. Many thanks for your kind help and assistance.

Autism Terminology Survey

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In this section, please describe your preferred terminology for autism. Start with a general terminology.

Use this only if you selected "Other" in the options list above.


By completing the survey you confirm your understanding that no personal information which may identify you in any way, such as name, street address, telephone number, email address, IP address, social security numbers or other identifying facts will be used or collected in this survey. Participation is strictly voluntary.