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Why is it that we do not use people centered language. Stephen is a very talented artist who is autistic

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Why is it that we do not use people centered language

People First Language ~

Language is a powerful tool. The written and spoken words that we use and the images that we create reflect our attitudes, beliefs, and assumptions. Language shapes the way those around us speak and treat one another, and conveys the respect we have for others. It affects how we behave. The use of appropriate language about people with disabilities is an important tool in building a community that accepts ALL people.

People First Language seeks to put the person first and the disability second. People with disabilities are people, first and foremost. A person is not handicapped, a person is not disabled…a person has a disability. Focus on the person first, the disability last. Describe what a person HAS, not what he/she IS.

People First Language ~

Language is a powerful tool. The written and spoken words that we use and the images that we create reflect our attitudes, beliefs, and assumptions. Language shapes the way those around us speak and treat one another, and conveys the respect we have for others. It affects how we behave. The use of appropriate language about people with disabilities is an important tool in building a community that accepts ALL people.

People First Language seeks to put the person first and the disability second. People with disabilities are people, first and foremost. A person is not handicapped, a person is not disabled…a person has a disability. Focus on the person first, the disability last. Describe what a person HAS, not what he/she IS.

People First Language ~

Language is a powerful tool. The written and spoken words that we use and the images that we create reflect our attitudes, beliefs, and assumptions. Language shapes the way those around us speak and treat one another, and conveys the respect we have for others. It affects how we behave. The use of appropriate language about people with disabilities is an important tool in building a community that accepts ALL people.

People First Language seeks to put the person first and the disability second. People with disabilities are people, first and foremost. A person is not handicapped, a person is not disabled…a person has a disability. Focus on the person first, the disability last. Describe what a person HAS, not what he/she IS.

People First Language ~

Language is a powerful tool. The written and spoken words that we use and the images that we create reflect our attitudes, beliefs, and assumptions. Language shapes the way those around us speak and treat one another, and conveys the respect we have for others. It affects how we behave. The use of appropriate language about people with disabilities is an important tool in building a community that accepts ALL people.

People First Language seeks to put the person first and the disability second. People with disabilities are people, first and foremost. A person is not handicapped, a person is not disabled…a person has a disability. Focus on the person first, the disability last. Describe what a person HAS, not what he/she IS.

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Author: clancy119

I am a wife and mother of two grown boys. I am a passionate advocate for disabilities rights. I am a retired Senior Support Analyst for Bank of America. I love to read different quotes, and have a blog called "Quote Me". Words have great meaning to me. I also believe you have to have a positive attitude to get anywhere in life. That's why I have another blog called "Nagative Can =Positive". Hope you enjoy these two blogs

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