Title

People-first Language, Equity, and Inclusion: How do we say it, and why does it matter?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

January 2017

Abstract

The evolution of language speaks to our values as a society and our understanding of each other as humans making contributions to society. Using people-first language demonstrates a respect for the personhood of people with disabilities, but often professionals are at a loss as to which words to use. This primer shares the ideology behind people-first language and includes a step-by-step guide to using people-first language for IDEA disability categories.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.18666/LDMJ-2017-V22-I1-7961

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