Monday, March 1, 2010

Putting the Child First

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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