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Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) play a crucial role in addressing communication challenges associated with autism. They work on improving social communication, language development, and pragmatic skills to enhance overall communication abilities. Often, SLPs are among the first professionals to identify characteristics of Autism. 

Individuals may need help acquiring Expressive and Receptive Language Skills, understanding social aspects of language such as reading body language and understanding nonliteral language, and using Augmentative Alternative Communication systems. 

When talking to or about Autistic Individuals, some people like to be called a “person with autism,” while others prefer to be called an “Autistic Person” or even “Autistic.” Different people prefer different terms, and each individual should be allowed to be identified in the way that they prefer.