Respectful language for children with disabilities include the following person-first terminology:

  • Place the student first before the disability, “A child with autism, instead of an autistic child”.
  • Place groups of students first before the disability, “Students in special education instead of special education students“.
  • Use respectful terms when referring to peer groups, “Students without disabilities instead of typical students”.
  • Model back person-first terminology when others do not use it.

Links to website information regarding inclusion or disability.

Videos regarding children with special needs, inclusion or disability.

Files with articles on evidence based or best practices regarding inclusion for early care and education programs.