Articles Written by Sarah Swenson

Over the years, I have written many articles in support of neurodiverse relationships. During these years, some of the language we use to discuss autism has changed, so it is important to note the date when you are reading this material. The underlying points remain valid, but be mindful of language and how it changes.

Most importantly, the diagnosis itself has changed, and in the United States, the diagnosis for autism is currently Autism Spectrum Disorder. In the United Kingdom, the diagnosis is Autism Spectrum Condition, a term I prefer because it does not pathologize autism.

And finally, remember that when readers comment on an article, it does not mean the author of the article agrees. Many of the comments reflect readers' opinions that are not in line with the facts related to autism and neurodiversity. They do represent readers' unique experiences, however.