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Don't Call Disabled People 'Differently Abled'

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Differently abled. Diverse abilities. All abilities. Diverse needs. Special needs. Handicapable. If you read that list and felt angry/uncomfortable/annoyed – congrats, you’re probably disabled and/or a semi-decent disability ally.

If you read that list and felt accomplished/proud/helpful – you’re gonna want to read on. I’ll try to be nice, but we disabled people don’t owe you that.

If you want to “help” us – get ready to be uncomfortable, get ready to be challenged, and get ready to learn. For the same reasons that make disability uncomfortable for others to think about (ie.

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