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NISE Fellow Hari Srinivasan Published Op-Ed in The Boston Globe

Posted by on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 in Uncategorized.

We are so proud of NISE fellow Hari Shrinivasan, who wrote his first Boston Globe op-ed this week entitled “Is it better to describe someone as ‘autistic’ or as a ‘person with autism?'”

In this piece, Hari discusses the importance of intent and context when using identity-first or person-first language; he states: “… it’s important to look at the intent and context behind usage. Identity-first language can be negative if it’s not accompanied by empathy or respect. The bigger picture is not the language usage but the action that follows.”

You can read the op-ed here.