I'm wondering if anyone has seen a poster about inclusive language with regards to putting the child first (before a disability). I want to post one in the staffroom at the school Aidan will attend in a year and a half. The kindergarten teacher recently said to me, "I had a Down's student once, he was very stubborn." My spidey senses went all haywire, and I want to let the staff know that language is important... :o)
Also, last night I attended my first ever Down Syndrome Society AGM and joined the Board. I want to help in areas of education and advocacy, and the child-first inclusive-language angle was the first thing I thought of.
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