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Approval Requested: ASD defintion

From: Rachael Bradley Montgomery <rachael@accessiblecommunity.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 23:26:51 -0400
Message-ID: <CAL+jyYK+cmBPz_1_TVGfk1aC7=cCVcfOUdq1nvHRn5kxjoYVvQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>

In today's meeting <https://www.w3.org/2020/06/25-coga-minutes.html>we
discussed the following definition for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD):

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by some degree of impaired
social behavior, communication and language abilities. This may also impact
the person’s ability to regulate behavior and attention. Individuals can
have a narrow range of interests and activities and they may rely on
alternative communication methods. Some individuals may also experience
episodes of sensory overload.

We also discussed adding a note at the top of the glossary that states: See
neurodiversity for an alternative approach to ASD, Dyslexia, and other
cognitive disabilities.
We would then add an asterisk (with associated aria-label) at the end of
each definition that should reference this note.

Please reply with a +1 this if you are OK with this approach or write back
to the list with proposed changes.

Thank you!

Rachael Montgomery, PhD
Director, Accessible Community

"I will paint this day with laughter;
I will frame this night in song."
 - Og Mandino
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