I think one aspect of PC language is to prefer adjectives to nouns when talking about disabilities. Disabilites are one aspect of a person, they do not define the person.Hi, a child with autism is called ‘autist’ or ‘autistic’ as a noun? Or both are fine? e.g. He is an autistic. Thanks
Yes, or something like arsonist, extremist, etc.Since I haven't heard the word before, my natural reaction to it is that it coincides with something like violinist, or soloist or artist.
It sounds like he is a practitioner of some art form.
The information you need is already supplied in the discussion above, but I fee the need to summarize it. Neither of your choices is idiomatic English or the correct term to use. A child with autism is called a child with autism.Hi, a child with autism is called ‘autist’ or ‘autistic’ as a noun? Or both are fine? e.g. He is an autistic. Thanks