Sunday, 19 August 2018

Spread the Word

Did You Know?
The more people in our community who know about the important role The Arc of Schuyler has in our community, the more support for The Arc and the people we support.
  • Talk about the meaningful contributions being made by The Arc and people with developmental disabilities.
  • Sign up for our e-newsletter and forward it to your friends and family
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Language shapes our attitudes - Put an end to the use of the R-Word

The words we use have a powerful impact on our attitudes about people. Respectful language makes a difference.

  • Use the words person with a disability instead of handicapped or disabled person.
  • Use the word accessible rather than disabled or handicapped. Example: accessible parking instead of handicapped parking.
  • Words such as client and consumer create an image of passivity and should not be used to define a person with a disability. A person with a disability is a person first, not a client or consumer.
  • Handicapped and crippled are outdated terms. Use words such as has a disability or uses a wheelchair.
  • Ask others to stop using the word retard.
  • ARC was used as an acronym for Association for Retarded Children (later Citizens). The Arc of Schuyler no longer uses this acronym.

Learn more about People First Language here.


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