By late 2008 there has been a general disenchantment with the words
autism and Gifted and Talented. Especially
in light of a school called "autistic economics" as a put down
phrase. Gifted and talented just sounds elitist (the G&T are just very good at something, not elitist).
As all those undertaking education in special schools and main stream
schools and therapy groups have the need for communication
gains, it is generally accepted the phrase communication
gainers will replace "autism" "ASD", "gifted and talented" and "PDD"
Since going to the Aspergers group Charlie has become a real
communication gainer. Mary's speech pathologist has made
a program to help Mary become a communication gainer. Early Intervention has allowed Billy to become a real
communication Gainer. Jill
goes to a communication gainers class for advanced maths