Identity First Language Disclaimer

The disability community is rapidly evolving to use identity-first language in place of person-first language because it views disability as being a core component of identity, much like race and gender. Preference can vary for many reasons, and some members of the community, such as people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, prefer person-first language. In our communications, we are moving toward using identity-first language while striving to ensure we respect the wishes of the people being represented.