Autism Parenting Magazine have released another great - and free - guide for parents of children on the autism spectrum.
In the article, author Yolande Loftus BA LLB, says:
"Special interest…even the name is contentious. Some autistic people feel it’s an almost patronizing term, to them special interest misses the mark completely when describing something they’re so deeply invested in. Hobby falls short by miles. So maybe obsession, fascination, or even specialized interest is more apt? Not quite, some alternatives are actually offensive; so while a more acceptable term is found, special interest is what I’ll be using (as the most widely recognized term) for this article."
You can read the entire article here https://bit.ly/3uekqYL
You can downlead the free guide from that page as well.