The Autism Community just like any other has is splits and its divisions.
There are many different definitions of autism ,different approaches and treatments and varied levels of support.
Autism does not define a person on the spectrum each individual is a unique mix of their life experiences ,personality and level of difficulties
Their are many individuals with AS that are using their voices for campaigning and raising awareness amongst society, but the very nature of autism could make self-promotion difficult for some autistic people.which is why it is so important that those of us who do feel able to speak out do .
The Autistic Community has developed abbreviations for commonly used terms, such as:
Aspie – a person with Asperger syndrome.
Autie – an autistic person. It can be contrasted with aspie to refer to those specifically diagnosed with classic autism.
Autistics and Cousins (AC) — a cover term including aspies, auties, and their “cousins”, i.e. people with some autistic traits but no formal diagnosis.
Curebie – a person with the desire to cure autism. This term is highly derogatory.
Neurodiversity – tolerance of people regardless of neurological makeup.
Neurotypical (NT) – an individual who is not on the autism spectrum.
Check out more from the Autism Community Here
BLOGS BY AUTISTIC WOMEN
AUTISM CONFERENCES UK
AUTISM SHOWS AND EVENTS
AUTISM AWARDS UK