Person with autism? Autistic person? What is the best way of referring to somebody on the autism spectrum? Please take our poll

Person with autism? Autistic person? What is the best way of referring to somebody on the autism spectrum?
Person with autism? Autistic person? What is the best way of referring to somebody on the autism spectrum?

For the last few days my Twitter feed has been full of people talking what is the best term to refer to a person on the autism spectrum.

Autistic person?

Person with autism?

What is correct?

Please share you thoughts at our poll below. Oh and dod share you thinking in the comments section below.

Many thanks.

3 comments
Adriel Ickler
Adriel Ickler

A wonderful person I would like to get to know.

TrishaKatkin
TrishaKatkin

Agreed! I think asking the person which they prefer is the best strategy.

KatieAllan1
KatieAllan1

by their name firstly,   and ask the person.  each person differs and if it is necessary to refer to autism,  ask how there prefer to talk about it.