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Our Position on Language

Let's Define What is Person or Identity First Language



Emphasizes the person before the disability, which is frequently used in education.

Examples: I have a hearing loss or someone with hearing loss, I have autism or someone with autism, I have ASD or someone with ASD, I have a disability or someone with a disability.



Places disability first before the description, the Deaf community in the U.S. started doing this in the early 1980's.

Examples: I'm Hard of Hearing/Hard Of Hearing person or Deaf person, I'm autistic or autistic person.

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