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The 'correct terminology' is autism spectrum disorder. But... parents or grandparents of autistic people do not get to decide how actually autistic people refer to themselves. I'm sure that your granddaughter is or will be able to decide how she wishes to refer to herself.My nine year granddaughter has Aspergers and is highly intelligent she does have some difficulty forming relationships but given time and encouragement eventually developed a close bond
As regarding abbreviation I personally don’t like them particularly when referring to some form of what is seen as a disability is to me and parents is offensive Just use the correct terminology We have all seen the offensive abbreviations to describe people of different colour or race or religion
In case anyone isn't aware, the legacy of Hans Asperger is problematic due to his links with Nazi eugenics. Many autistic people do not wish to be associated with his name. OTOH, many do not have a problem and refer to themselves as having Asperger's or as Aspies. Also Autistics, Austists or Auties. It's their choice.