Disability Language and Etiquette

Thursday, May 21, 2020


This presentation will provide guidance on the topic of disability language and etiquette. The goal of the training is to assist attendees in feeling more comfortable interacting with individuals with disabilities. This presentation will discuss People First Language, will address respectful language with regard to specific disabilities, and will offer examples throughout. The presentation will include a 10-minute group activity and is intended to be heavily interactive. The speakers will encourage questions and comments throughout the presentation. This disability language and etiquette curriculum is potentially beneficial for attendees from all sectors.

**This session qualifies as Elective Credit for the ADA Coordinators Certification Training Program (ACTCP)

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Note: No credit is available for reviewing the recorded session.


Linda Clemon-Karp Training and Technical Assistance Specialist , Northwest ADA Center

Michelle (Mell) Toy Assistant Director , Northwest ADA Center