How words become offensive

We recommend using ‘people with psychosocial disability’ to refer someone living with a mental illness. We avoid pejorative terms like ‘crazy’, ‘mad’ or ‘insane’.

‘people with autism’ instead of ‘autistic people’

refer to ‘people with Down syndrome’ instead of ‘Mongol”

‘people with learning disability’ instead of ‘slows’

Hang in there, kiddo.
‘crippled’ never really took off
Sensitivity to language is a new phenomenon
Dr Alex’s Word Rudeness Journey Map. (Featuring the world’s most annoying arrows.)

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