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To achieve INCLUSION, COMMUNITY, and FREEDOM for people with disabilities, we must use People first Language

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Kathie Snow asks us to think of people with disability as people first, describing what a person HAS (i.e. a disability), not what a person IS. She reminds us that we must work to overcome attitudinal barriers, particularly those caused by the use of prejudicial language, e.g. labelling people. We need to recognise that a 'problem' is really a need, and concentrate on people's strengths rather than the things they can't do. Snow believes that people with disability and their families need to set an example. She also believes that People first Language can change how society views and treats people with disability. Keyword: Attitudes

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Author
Snow, Kathie
Source
IMPACT (reprinted in TASH Newsletter, Oct 1998)
Publisher
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Publication Date
1 October 1998
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Attitudes
Origin
United States

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