The Philadelphia Autism Project uses neutral (“on the spectrum”) and identity-first (“autistic person”) language throughout our website, resources and other informational materials we create. We value feedback given by stakeholders and community members and have adopted this policy through community suggestion. Our purpose in making this change in the language we use is to ensure that we write and speak about autism in a way that is clear and respectful to all communities. We acknowledge that individual language preferences may vary and recommend that you ask individuals if they have a preference. The Philadelphia Autism Project will always seek to engage directly with individuals to determine their language preferences. We welcome your thoughts and feedback. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (215) 571 – 3209 or (215) 571 – 3152 to share your thoughts with us.