Tag Archives: person first

Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, January 25 to Friday, January 29

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Aging and Health: Seniors need to take extra care in the cold (HealthDay News) Seniors are especially vulnerable to hypothermia during cold weather because their body’s response to the cold can be affected … Continue reading

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HHM: The Family and Living with Disabilities

We are in the prime of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15- Oct 15) and what better time to address issues involving disabilities within the Hispanic community. The Hispanic culture is lauded for its passion and strong ties within la familia. … Continue reading

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People-First from a Personal Perspective

Coming from a journalistic background, I knew all about the power of words and the importance of wording. When I first started at NARIC and was introduced to People-First Language, I understood the notion but the ethos of the community … Continue reading

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People-first: Language of Progress

People-first language isn’t just semantics; it’s a way of referring to people with disabilities without intentionally or unintentionally expressing negative and disparaging attitudes. By using people-first language, we acknowledge the person (first) rather than the disability. “Over the years bloggers, … Continue reading

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