Words are powerful and can shape one’s perception of people. A diagnosis can label a person reinforcing stereotypes as well as negating individual qualities. It is important to use positive language and accurate terminology when we talk about our children, friends and family members with disabilities … Language that reflects dignity, ability and individuality. Learn more about People First Language.
Kids on the Block is an educational program that uses life-sized puppets to
represent children with a variety of physical and learning disabilities, medical
conditions and social problems. The puppets travel throughout San Diego
performing at schools and special programs. They speak about what it is like
to have a disability or have other social challenges.