The Importance of Language

On April 1st, ABLED would like you to join us for a presentation and discussion on the importance of language. Have you ever been a part of a conversation about the r-word and wondered, “I really don’t understand what is so upsetting about this word? Why is it questioned as a medical and social term? Have you ever encountered or attempted to describe a patient with a physical and/or intellectual disability and stumbled over what you should say? Do you know what person-first language is and the difference it makes? Kim Higgins, a second year student, and Jeffery Zwack, social worker for the Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program, will share their unique perspectives and life experiences that will be important to keep in mind in many aspects of your career and life. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP and note any dietary restrictions.