What is People First Language? People First Language are words or phrases that respectfully puts the person before the disability. A person with a disability is more like people without disabilities, than they are DIFFERENT!
Below are some examples of how you can use People First Language.
|Communicates w/ her eyes or device, etc.||Is non-verbal|
|People w/ Disabilities|
The handicapped or disabled
|He has a cognitive disability/diagnosis||He's Mentally Retarded|
|Brain Injury||Brain Damage|