I do not use "person-first" language. It offends me for the reasons pointed out in this short clip as well as for other reasons.
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Yeah, and "friendly" or "unfriendly" I think is a similar thing. It doesn't matter to me which of those phrases you use: "Don't invite him, he's autistic" is just as unfriendly as "Don't invite him, he's a person with autism".far more concerned about whether or not people are "useful" or "useless"
That is a very good way to go about it. I use the same philosophy when it comes to other modern identity topics. I basically always use the other person's terms and language, and if I don`t understand how they use it I ask. But generally it is pretty easy to figure out. It is very rare for me to ask people to change the way they call me. Whether if it is regarding autism or something else.Either is OK.
If its me I'm talking about, I say "I'm autistic" because its easier to say.
If its about someone else, I'll match their language, because its polite to do that.