au•tism | aw-tiz-uhm
Autism spectrum disorder — commonly referred to simply as autism — refers to the broad range of conditions characterized by differences or challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and communication.
Autism is a spectrum disorder, which means that each autistic person* has their own strengths and challenges. There are several subtypes of autism. One autistic person might need little to no help in their day-to-day life. Another might require significant support.
*Language where disability is concerned is evolving. Lingraphica adheres to identity-first language when it pertains to autism. We acknowledge that both identity-first and person-first approaches to language are designed to respect the subject of our words. When there is a preference for person-first language, Lingraphica honors that preference.