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How to speak and write about people with a disability

The difference between the right word and the almost right word

is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
– Mark Twain

 

Below are some resources which you may find helpful in a discussion about people who have been diagnosed with a disability.

People First Chart

Guidelines 8th edition

https://www.disabilityisnatural.com/people-first-language.html

https://adata.org/factsheet/ADANN-writing

https://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/reporting-on-mental-health-conditions

http://rtcil.org/products/media/guidelines