Words To Know


When a doctor says you are autistic.

Disability rights movement

When disabled people fight back against ableism. We work to change society to be better for disabled people.


Treating people badly because of who they are.


Repeating things that you have heard before, like a line in a tv show.

Executive functioning

A group of skills that help people stay on track. Following a plan is an example of executive functioning.

Fair Housing Act

A law that makes sure people with disabilities have housing rights.

Fine motor skills

Small movements, like writing or tying your shoes.

Functioning labels

Words that try and show different “types” of autism. “High functioning” and “low functioning” are some examples of functioning labels.

Gross motor skills

Big movements, like running or swimming.


Someone who can make legal decisions for a person with disabilities.