No Need To Be Awkward: Disability Etiquette for Everyone (7-12-17)

TransCen, Inc.Presented by TransCen, Inc.

In this 30 minute webinar session, experts offered direct answers to the questions you want to ask, but haven't found the right environment to do so. It's more basic than you think!

No Need to Be Awkward: Disability Etiquette for Everyone - Webinar Archive

No Need to Be Awkward: Disability Etiquette for Everyone - Transcript

Helpful Hints for Communicating with People with Disabilities:
*from The United Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc.

  • ​Speak directly to the person rather than through a companion or sign language interpreter who might be present.
  • If you offer assistance, wait until the offer is accepted. Then listen or ask for instructions.
  • Treat adults as adults. Address people with disabilities by their first names only when expending that same familiarity to all others. Never patronize people in wheelchairs by patting them on the head or shoulders.
  • Relax. Don't be embarrassed if you happen to use common expressions as "see you later" or "did you hear about this?" that seem to relate to a person's disability.​

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