Davis Autism Approach® Program

Autism and Social Relationship Programs

Davis Autism Approach® Program
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It is our belief that everyone has the right to choose the language they prefer to describe themselves, whether it is identity-first language – “I am autistic” – or person-first language – “I am a person with autism.”  When working with individuals, Davis Autism Facilitators respect and use the language that the individual prefers.  On our website, we cannot individualize preference in this way.
Many autistic people and advocates prefer identity-first language, because it indicates that being autistic is an inherent part of a person’s identity. Ron Davis himself also uses identity-first language, for the very same reason. We have chosen person-first language as we believe that we are all human beings first and foremost, no matter our diagnosis or experiences. We are all struggling in our own way to figure out life on this planet. As Ernest Gaines shares “We all have much more in common than we have difference. I would say that [is true] about people all over the world. They don’t know how much in common they have.” We respect you if you have autism, if you don’t have autism, if you use identity-first language or if you use person-first language.

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