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A Note About Language and Models of Disability

When talking about disability, people use two different types of language to refer to people who have one: person-first language, or identity-first language. Person-first language posits that saying “a person with a disability”, “a person with autism”, etc. reduces both subconscious and conscious stigma in the minds of the user, and that this language emphasizes… Continue reading A Note About Language and Models of Disability