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Rethinking Language and Disability: My Evening with Disability Rights Lawyer Haben Girma

The semantics of words such as "special needs” and “differently-abled,” or what Haben called "linguistics gymnastics," perpetuate the belief that individuals with disabilities are separate from non-disabled individuals and this kind of language prevents inclusion.

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The Last Word

Technology has changed how I can communicate with them, especially with my brother.

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