People First Language lesson

Watch this great video on people first language.


Lesson plan


Demonstrate your knowledge of people first language. 

Share with us what people first language is and give us examples of when it wasn’t used correctly. There are plenty of great resources out there on this subject including people first members, Disability is Natural, ARC and even the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services webpage.

"Our words and the meanings we attach to them create attitudes, drive social policies and laws, influence our feelings and decisions, and affect people’s daily lives and more. How we use them makes a difference. People First Language puts the person before the disability, and describes what a person has, not who a person is. Using a diagnosis as a defining characteristic reflects prejudice, and also robs the person of the opportunity to define him/herself". 

Be creative

Be creative on how you are what you have learned about people first language.  

Tell us how you are going to add people first language more in your day to day operations.  

Take what your teams gather for information on people first language to make a company guide on how to use people first language while working with people with disabilities.  

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Competency based testing and GEAR available with this lesson. Each team member needs to share what they have learned about people first language.



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