Use of Non-Labeling Language

DRW is committed to educating others by ensuring the use of non-labeling language that is respectful of all individuals, describing disabilities only when necessary. For example, an individual with developmental disabilities will always be referred to in people first language. This language will be used in all publications, presentations and trainings.


Prepared by: DRW Board of Directors at the initiative of and in cooperation with the DRW Disability Advisory Council.


This statement was adopted by the DRW Board of Directors on April 13, 1994.