Disability Is Natural Books and Media

Click here to see our People First Bookmarks ($1.00/each). We also have a fantastic People First Language poster.

Our People First Language articles are available in different languages and formats (long, short, a chart, and a pledge.


​People First Language
Words are powerful and they can build up or break down!! Other civil rights movements generated changes toward more respectful and accurate language and attitudes; the Disability Rights Movement is doing the same, beginning with People First Language. (This is the 4-page version, with examples.)


A Few Words About People First Language
This "short" (one-page) version of Kathie's People First Language article includes the basics, along with a chart of examples.

People First Language Chart
These examples of People First Language can help us embrace more respectful and accurate language about people who happen to have disabilities.


People First Language Pledge

Students, parents, educators, professionals of any kind, and or  anyone can take the Pledge and help create a more welcoming, inclusive society for all! Make copies of the Pledge to share with others in your school or organization; share with family and friends; or distribute at IEP, IHP, or other team meetings! Thanks to Cherese Jenks, a super parent from Virginia, for the idea for the Pledge. ​​


People First Language (Spanish)

Thanks to Linda Schumacher, The Institute for Education and Professional Development, for this translation.

People First Language (Portuguese)

Thanks to Linda Schumacher, The Institute for Education and Professional Development, for this translation.

People First Language (Russian)

Thanks to Susan Fox, Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire, for this translation.

People First Language Articles

 DISABILITY IS NATURAL!

New Ways of Thinking and Revolutionary Common Sense