People with Disabilities are People FIRST!
I pledge to use People First Language in my written and spoken word because...
- People with disabilities are people who have individual personalities, interests, abilities, and needs.
- All people deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, no matter of abilities.
- People first language eliminates generalizations, stereotypes, and assumptions.
- People with disabilities are our sons, daughters, moms, dads, friends, neighbors, students, teachers, employees, employers, artists, actors, writers, professionals, and more!