1 Terminology

In this section, you will explore the following areas:

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Figure 2 Autism icon

It is important to explain the choice of language and terminology used in this module and the Autism Toolbox because the complex nature of autism gives rise to a range of personal and professional perspectives. Although this means that it is not easy to find a common language that reflects the views of the various groups, what we have tried to do is reflect the diversity of the community in a positive way.

1.1 Autism as an identity