Posts Tagged 'person first language'

Put the Person First

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Since entering the adapted physical activity world, I have been a big advocate of the usage of Person-First Language when speaking about individuals with disabilities. Through a recent conversation with family members, I have come to realization that a large number of individuals outside the adapted physical activity world are aware of what Person-First Language is or that there is currently a debate going on over which type of language is best to use when talking about individuals with disabilities.

Posted by Tamika Jones Nov 21, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Black and Blue

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I started to become aware of the existence of my disability through the stares and general lack of awareness of other people around the age of four.  I did not feel different- I was just a girl who liked long dresses and the color blue.  Other people were aware of my walking differences before I was.

Posted by Kerry Feb 11, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments