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Ableism 

The practices and dominant attitudes in society that devalue and limit the potential of persons with disabilities. A set of practices and beliefs that assign inferior value (worth) to people who have developmental, emotional, physical or psychiatric disabilities.  Stop Ableism

Ableist Language

Discriminatory language is language that is typically associated with a marginalized group but is borrowed by another group and used in a discriminatory manner. Ableist language is an example of this as it uses words that have historically described people with disabilities. The words have become embedded in our language and we don't even realize the words we are saying have an impact. University of the Fraser Valley

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