‘Autistic’ or ‘with autism’? Why the way general practitioners view and talk about autism matters

Abstract

Many general practitioners (GPs) have not received training on autism spectrum condition and even if they have, it is likely there are still areas in which they would like further training or do not feel confident. The aim of this viewpoint article is to:

  • introduce basic concepts about autism and challenge stereotypes
  • introduce neurodiversity and autism from the perspective of two Autistic adults
  • provide background knowledge to respectfully engage with Autistic individuals.

Citation

Bradshaw, P., Pickett, C., van Driel, M.L., Brooker, K. & Urbanowicz, A. (2021). ‘Autistic’ or ‘with autism’? Why the way general practitioners view and talk about autism matters. Australian Journal of General Practice, 50(3), 104-108. doi: 10.31128/AJGP-11-20-5721

Link

Article from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners