People with disabilities
Resources to investigate and understand how the spectrum of people’s physical and mental abilities can affect their power in society.
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Guidelines for Writing About People With Disabilities
This factsheet provides guidelines for portraying individuals with disabilities in a respectful and balanced way by using language that is accurate, neutral and objective.
American Association of People with Disabilities
AAPD aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities by increasing their political and economic power.
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.
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