Disability and Language

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edited October 2018 in Cerebral Palsy Network

"You've been sold the lie that disability is a bad thing. When in reality it is hard work, draining and challenging. However, it is also beautiful, adventurous and eye- opening"

woman in glasses smiling to the camera whilst sat outside in the sunshine

Our friend @Chloe_Scope has written a brilliant post on her blog about disability and language, she says:

Society believes that disability is a bad thing, if you find joy in life then you must be extraordinary. The truth is, disabled people are able to achieve highly and this isn't 'despite having a disability' it is because we work hard and we are just as talented. I appreciate that people can be inspired by what we do, and that is absolutely fine. It is important to remember that a disability shapes our lives in ways that cannot be explained. Yet our actions should not be justified because of that disability."

yellow poster that says disability is not a bad word

Read her post on CP Student Blog here.