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Person-First Language

To ensure inclusion, freedom and respect for all, Stone Belt encourages all to embrace person-first language. Words are powerful. Old, inaccurate descriptors and the inappropriate use of medical diagnoses perpetuate negative stereotypes and reinforce a significant and an incredibly powerful attitudinal barrier. Person-first language puts the person before the disability and describes what a person has, not who a person is.
Graphic depicting phrases people use and what to say instead when talking about people with disabilities.

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