People first language is important to our organization and our athletes. By using this, our athletes are looked at for the person they are, or the things they have accomplished before their disability is known.
In a recent blog post from Special Olympics guest blogger, Daniel Smrokowski, he describes people first language by stating, “In other words, the person is named before the adjective or descriptive phrase referring to the person. It helps to memorize a simple example…”
Read the full blog post here.