Disability Awareness Webinar Resources


-Guidelines for Reporting and Writing About People With Disabilities, 7th Edition, The Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL), The University of Kansas

- Your Words/Our Image – accompanying poster, The Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL), The University of Kansas

- Background Information and a Guide for Reporting on Mental Illness by The University of Washington School of Social Work

- Disability Etiquette: Tips of Interacting with People with Disabilities

- A Reporter’s Guide: Reporting About People with Disabilities by the West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council



- 2008 Disability Status Report, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Demographics and Statistics, Cornell University, capacity to create state and county level tables

2000 Census with capacity to create state and county level maps

- Centers for Disease Control Web site


People First Language

Stick and Stones . . . and Words CAN Hurt: Eliminating Handicapping Language by Alice-Ann Darrow and Glen W. White, Ph.D., The University of Kansas

 - People First Language by Kathie Snow

- more great articles from Kathie Snow listed on this page

- tips from Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities

- The Language Used to Describe Individuals with Disabilities from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

- Beyond the AP Stylebook: Language and Usage Guide for Reporters and Editors from the Ragged Edge Online



basic disability etiquette tips

Thinking Outside the Box

a CNN Web article about Congressional bill eliminating the R-word in state government

a history of the Arc’s name changes

- New poster series by the Administration for Children & Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

- Knowing Brenda, an article by writer Jacqueline Guidry about her cousin, Brenda, that has appeared in the Liguorian (February 1998) and Reader’s Digest (October 1998).

- Welcome to Holland, Parenting a Special Needs Child, a short by Emily Perl Kingsley, the parent of a child with a disability

- The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities

- page contains link to “I CAN” PSA video and, at bottom of the page, a link to the video by Mississippian Blake Watson that won national contest

- video gallery of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division’s Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

- People & Families, a magazine published by the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities

new media campaign promoting more progressive thinking about the role of people with disabilities in the workplace

New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities campaign urging people to

- Grammar Girl: What to Call People with Disabilities

- Grammar Girl: Formatting Hyperlinks, including links for people with disabilities

- record-breaking athlete, activist, actor, model Aimee Mullins talks about her prosthetic legs

- The accompanying Web site for Including Samuel, a documentary film produced by filmmaker Dan Habib about his son, Samuel.

- The accompanying Web site for The Horse Boy, a movie and book about the Isaacson family’s  journey to Mongolia with their son Rowan who has autism