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 course.