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Disability Is Not a Costume

Dear abled people, Before you even think of dressing up as a disabled person or disabled character for Halloween, ask yourself the following questions: Does this person’s/character’s disability play a role in their identity?

How often is identity-first language used to describe this person/character i.e. deaf man instead of a man with deafness? Would this person/character still be considered inspirational if they didn’t have a disability?

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