Saturday, November 8, 2014

Question: Language to Use in Reference to Physical and Cognitive Disabilities

This is a layered question because there are so many types of disabilities.  (And so many personal preferences from disabled people.)  However, I can help with the language I am fairly sure of, and share my own opinion as a disabled person myself.

Words to Use:
- disabled
- physically disabled
- intellectually disabled
- autistic (not "person with autism" or "has autism")
- little people/little person

When in doubt, you can generally use "has _____" and insert the specific name of the disability you are referring to.

Feel free to ask me any specific questions you have (in the interest of not saying problematic things.)

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