Please join the Inclusion Collaborative and the Santa Clara County Office of Education in starting a wave of respectful language for people with disabilities here in our community and beyond. The SCCOE, which strives to be “the central active leader and voice on critical education issues” in this county, believes that this voice should be one of equity, acceptance and respect and therefore has adopted Person-First Terminology. Using Person-First Terminology by placing the person ahead of his/her label or disability shows that each person has value. If you believe in using respectful language, then we invite you to publicly adopt the Pledge of Respect for Students with Disabilities and add your voice to ours. Using Person-First Terminology is the first step towards changing negative perceptions and attitudes about people with disabilities.
We need your help to start a wave of respectful language. You can help us by:
Person-First Terminology Awareness
Person-First Terminology Policy
See who has added their voice to the Pledge of Respect for Children with Disabilities
Newsletter articles about Person-First Terminology
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.