Why I Dislike 'Person First' Language, by Jim Sinclair
For the autism rights activist Jim Sinclair (1999), “person with autism” suggests that autism “is something bad—so bad that it isn’t even consistent with being a person.” Dawson thinks that using that expression would be as bizarre as using “person with femaleness” to designate a woman (quoted in Harmon 2004c). Attitudes toward cure and therapies are consistent with these various positions.
Sinclair, Jim. 1999. “Why I Dislike “Person First” Language.” (PDF).The other article mentioned by Vidal and Ortega is below: