Neurodiversity-affirming language: A letter to your family, friends and support network

Written by Emma Marsh and Melanie Heyworth

Following on from the downloadable letter we created to help your child’s support network adopt neurodiversity-affirming language, our lovely Facebook community reached out to us requesting a similar letter that Autistic adults could share with their family, friends, work colleagues and broader support network inviting them to adopt respectful language that validates Autistic identity.

The team at Reframing Autism thought this was a terrific idea – so here it is!

Simply click the ’Download’ button at the bottom to download the full pdf and print or email it to the people in your life who need to hear it.


Whether you are Autistic, you love someone Autistic, or you work with Autistic people, we want to hear from you.

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