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new labeling info for F07 - PHP-c31 it’s the ‘Person...

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Unformatted text preview: PHP-c31 it’s the ‘Person First’ - Then the Disability What do you see first? - The wheelchair? . if you saw a person in a wheelchair unable to get up the stairs into a buildin . would you say "there is a handicapped person una 1e to find a ram "? Or would you say ‘there is a person with a disa ility who is andicapped by an inaccessible building"? - The physical problem? ' The person? What is the proper way to speak to or about someone who has a disability? Consider him you would introduce someone - Jane Doe — who doesn't have a disability. You would give her name. where she lives. what she does or what she is interested in —- she likes swimmin . or eating Mexican food. or watching Robert Redfor movies. Why say it differently for a person with disabilities? . Every person is made up of many characteristics --— mental as well as physical — and few want to be identified only by their ability to play tennis or by their love for fried onions or by the mole that's on their face. Those are just parts of us. In speaking or writing, remember that children or adults with disabilities are like everyone else --— except the happen to have a disability. Therefore. here are a ew tips for improving yOur language related to disabilities and handicaps. 1. Speak of the person first. then the disability. 2. Emphasize abilities. not limitations. 3. Do not label people as part of a disability roup —— don't say ‘the disabled": say. "people wi dis- abilities.“ - 4. Don‘t give excessive-praise or attention to a person with a disability: den't patronize: them. 5. Choice and independenceiareimportant: let the person do or speak for him/herself as much as possible: if addressing an adult. say “Bill“ instead of "Billy.’ 6. A disability is a functional limitation that inter- feres with a person’s ability to walk. hear. talk. learn. etc.: use handicap to describe a situation , or bailif'ier imposed by society. the environment or onese . Say. . . _ Child with a disability person with cerebral palsy person who is deaf or hard of hearing person with retardation person with epilepsy or per- son with seizure disorder person who has... without speech. nonverbal developmental delay emotional disorder. or mental illness uses a wheelchair with Down Syndrome has a learning disability nondisabled has a physical disability Congenital disability condition seizures cleft lip mobility impaired medically involved. or has chronic illness paralyzed has hemoplegla (paralysis of one side of the body} has quadriplegia {paralysis of both anus and legs) has paraplegia (loss of func- tion in lower body only} of short stature accessible parking to 1991. PACER Center. inc.. 4826 Chicago Ave. 5.. Mpls.. MN 55417—1098: (5123 827-2966. Reprinted from the June 1989. PACER Center Early Childhood Connection and September 1989. PACER Center PACESETIER. Instead of. . . disabled or handicapped Ehud palsied. or C.P.. or spastic deaf and dumb retarded , epileptic aflucmd.suflenshonL victim ‘ mute. or dumb slow crazy or insane confined to a wheelchair mongoloid is learning disabled normal. healthy crippled birth defect disease (unless it is a disease] fits hare lip lame sickly invalid or paralytic hemiplegic quadriplegic paraplegic dwarf or midget handicapped parking ...
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