Three articles from Amy Sequenzia:
Labels – Great explanation about why she uses labels, why she’s not ashamed of the labels she uses, and which labels she does find demeaning.
Who defines quality of life? – Discusses functioning labels, acceptance, and the concern that “no quality of life” = “better off dead”. She encourages parents to let their autistic children define their own quality of life.
Listening to Autistic Adults – Encouraging parents to listen to autistic adults, in order to help children be the best that they can be.