People First Web Lecture

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Published on January 2, 2009

Author: mrob2k8


The People-First Concept : 1/2/2009 1 The People-First Concept Families of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Hollie Gabler Filce, Ph.D. Before Viewing this Lecture… : 1/2/2009 2 Before Viewing this Lecture… Print “Web Lecture Handouts” if desired. What is People-First? : 1/2/2009 3 What is People-First? A way of speaking. A way of thinking. A way of doing. Why People First Language? : 1/2/2009 4 Why People First Language? “When we misuse words, we reinforce the barriers created by negative and stereotypical attitudes. When we refer to people with disabilities by medical diagnoses, we devalue and disrespect them as members of the human race.” Why Label At All? : 1/2/2009 5 Why Label At All? “Disability labels are simply sociopolitical terms that provide a passport to services. For too long, labels have been used to define the value and potential of people who are labeled.” Perspectives : 1/2/2009 6 Perspectives Supporting People-First: Norm Kunc and Emma Van der Klift: “A Credo for Support” Kathie Snow: “Disability is Natural” Alternate Perspective: C. Edwin Vaughan: “People-First Language: An Unholy Crusade” End of Lecture : 1/2/2009 7 End of Lecture Remember that you must also complete the lectures/activities on Definitions and Chapter 1 this week. Please also see the Communication Area of this Web CT Course for information on our first required discussion topic on People First.

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