October 10, 2020
Capital Federal Conference Center
in the Regnier Center at Johnson County Community College
11190 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS 66210
$125 Autistic + One
Statement about language
The Autistic Women’s Summit chooses to use Identity-First Language (autistic/autistic women/autistic person) rather than Person-First Language (women with autism/person with autism) in all of our media, marketing, and communications. As an organization, we choose Identity-First Language because we believe that autism is an intrinsic part of who we are; we cannot be separated from our autism, nor it from us. Identity-First Language is also the preference of the majority of the autistic community, and we choose to support that preference. We fully support and respect each individual's right to choose the language with which they feel most comfortable identifying themselves.