It’s on the ASAN blog. (I wrote it for them!)
Loved the piece, but I have a question. ASAN is very pro-Identity First language, but you used person-first language “people with developmental disabilities.” Why didn’t you say “developmentally disabled people?”
I will admit that I’m not very knowledgeable of other mental disabilities outside of autism so I don’t know if developmentally disabled people (or people with developmental disabilities) prefer person-first language.
ASAN didn’t say anything about it- I think it’s because there are developmental disabilities that aren’t autism and where people who have them go with person-first? (Cerebral palsy and Down’s Syndrome come to mind as two that go for person first.)
Oh. Ok. I really should learn more about other developmental disabilities.
I know people with Down’s Syndrome in the English-speaking world almost universally prefer person-first language. I think most groups do.