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Respectful Interactions: Disability Language & Etiquette

Let’s Talk About Disability: Language & Etiquette for Respectful Interactions

Disability isn’t a bad word. It’s a normal part of the human experience. People with disabilities are our neighbors, coworkers, bosses, customers, and loved ones. Join us for a frank exploration of disability language and etiquette. Underscoring its content with historical context, art, and first-person accounts, this training is intended to give attendees increased sensitivity and confidence, and a greater sense of comfort interacting with individuals with disabilities. It covers both People-First and Identity-First language, explores myths and stereotypes, and addresses respectful, appropriate language and behavior with regard to specific disabilities.

Learn best practices from the disability community to put yourself and others at ease. Feel more confident in how you communicate with and about people with disabilities. Raise and reinforce your disability competency. A customizable 90-minute training experience.

CEUs available: CRC, ADAC, ACVREP, CCMC, and letter of attendance. (In Washington State only, NASW for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Counselors is available.)

To request this training, contact the Northwest ADA Center or complete the Northwest ADA Center's online training request form.