Words To Know


Discrimination against disabled people.


When disabled people can easily use something. We can easily get around somewhere. We feel like we belong there.


Changes that make things easier for disabled people. They help us get the same things as non-disabled people.


Non-autistic people who want to help autistic people. All sorts of people can be allies.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

A law that gives people with disabilities lots of different rights. People say it is the biggest disability rights law in the United States.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Using something other than talking to communicate.


When your gender is the same as people thought when you were born.


How we show others what we want and need. Everybody communicates!


When people from many different places get together. They all talk about a specific thing, like autism.

Developmental disability

A type of disability that begins when someone is very young. Autism is a developmental disability. So is cerebral palsy.