Picture of words for the bin and words to use instead. Written as text further down the page.

Chloe’s short video on the importance of language – focusing on the identity first preference of Autistic people
In the binKeep, practice, and role model
Person with autism
On the spectrum
 Autism

Disease
Disorder
Illness
Mental illness
Problem
Issue
Deficit
Impairment
Pathological 
 
Challenging
 
 
Violent
 
 
Low functioning
High functioning
Severe/mild autism
 
 
Traits
Symptoms
Risk of autism
 
Cure
Treatment
Intervention
Strategies
 

Behaviour
 
 
Special interests
Autistic person
 
 

Neurodevelopmental difference
Neurodivergence
Difference
 
 
 

 
 
 
Challenged by e.g. the environment

 
Anxious; distressed; meltdown
 

Support need/s – and be specific
 
 
 

Experience/s; expression/s
 
 



(JUST AVOID) Improve wellbeing (not change autism)
 
 
Feelings/emotions – inner world
 

Specialisation/s

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