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What is people first language when talking about people with disabilities?

The following statements are examples of people first language:
  • People with disabilities or people who have disabilities: In place of saying “the disabled,” it is preferable to say “people with disabilities.” This way the emphasis is placed on the person, not the disability (NOT the handicapped or disabled) 
  • He or she uses a wheelchair (NOT he or she is wheelchair bound or confined to a wheelchair)
  • He or she has a congenital disability (NOT he or she has a birth defect)
  • Accessible parking or bathrooms (NOT handicapped parking or bathrooms)
  • He or she has a need for, or he or she needs (NOT he or she has a problem with)
  • He or she has a cognitive disability, or he or she has an intellectual impairment (NOT he or she is retarded or MR)

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