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A Guide to Disability Etiquette

People with disabilities sometimes make us feel awkward. We see something or hear something that makes us uncomfortable and we just freeze up. Or look away. Or turn around. But they’re people, too.
You know what we’re talking about.

“I see this person everyday, but I never know what to say.”

“One time, I bumped the wheelchair and she got angry. Why?”

“I want to ask him questions, but have no idea how to ask.”

“Do I offer help to someone or will that make them mad?”

….and more and more
What can you do? How do you act? What’s the right word? Well, the Mayor’s Advisory Council on People with Disabilities recently completed a 1-page etiquette guide that I wanted to share with everyone. It’s called “Celebrating Diversity: A Guide to Disability Etiquette”. Here’s the guide.
Hope this helps!