Common Abbreviations, Definitions, Slang and Idioms used in Autism

There are an overwhelming number of abbreviations, definitions, slang and idioms used in autism, that it can be hard to keep up with.

Use this list as a quick reference, it is in alphabetical order and has plenty of space to add information.

This list originated from The Autism Community in Action, I tweaked and updated my list to match DSM-V (their list was outdated and contained DSM-IV pieces).

I last updated it in February, 2020.

* Note: 11 pages in length.

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Teachers Pay Teachers and Autism Adventures: Autism resources; calm down kits; life skills; classroom; behavioral management; monthly activities; social narratives; visual supports; more

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