Re: The Loud Hands Project

Hi Anonymous!
As you probably know, MCIE ascribes to the use of person-first language when referring to people with disabilities. We do, however, respect what people with disabilities have to say about themselves, and how they want to be referenced. The Deaf community, for example, does not use person-first descriptions; they prefer to be seen as Deaf first, as in "I am Deaf" with a capital D. Many autistic people not only share the same sentiment, but are quite vehement about it. See, for example, Lydia Brown's blog: www.autistichoya.com/2011/08/significance-of-semantics-person-first.html. AND thanks for asking!

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