Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) is yet another term that means the same as autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger’s Syndrome and others. There seems to be no agreement, even within the UK’s NHS and autism charities, on which is the current preferred term, so take your pick!

I like autistic myself, as it is simple and it avoids the use of words like ‘condition’, ‘disorder’ and ‘syndrome’. I am a neurodivergent person with a different neurotype to most people (known as neurotypical). I am different to them but my autism is not an illness, it is an integral part of who I am. That’s just my personal choice, it’s not the correct choice. The correct choice is the one that is right for you.