Fri Mar 29th, 2019
People-First Language means addressing people in a way that puts the person first instead of the person’s disability diagnosis. People with disabilities are, after all, PEOPLE first. People with disabilities are everybody.
Here are some examples:
Say This Not This
People with disabilities the handicapped, the disabled
Person who has a congenital disability person with a birth defect
Person who has (or has been diagnosed with)… person afflicted with, suffers from
Person with a physical disability a cripple
Accessible parking, bathrooms, etc. handicapped parking, bathrooms
The more considerate we are about the way we speak to each other and about each other, the more considerate we become in our behavior toward one another.
Our SUIT Vocational Rehabilitation program staff will be at the annual Career Fair on April 17 at the Ignacio High School and we will also be participating in the annual Color Run on April 24th at the Ignacio Middle School.
We are located in the Mouache-Capote Building at 116 Capote Drive in the Lower Level. Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. Our office number is (970) 563-4730. Please feel free to call us anytime if you have any questions about our program and its services.