Presentation on theme: "Disability Etiquette Center on Community Living and Careers Indiana Institute on Disability and Community Indiana University."— Presentation transcript:
Disability Etiquette Center on Community Living and Careers Indiana Institute on Disability and Community Indiana University
“I can’t believe I just said that!” Relax, you will screw up and say something stupid! Attitude is everything! Take your time. You’ll get it right!
Disability Facts 19.4% (1 in 5) or 48.9 million people have a disability 9.9% (1 in 10) have a disability that is not considered to be severe 9.6% (1 in 10) have a severe disability 80.6% (4 in 5) are not considered to have a disability
Disability & Employment Facts 82.1% of people without a disability are likely to have a job or business 26.1% of people with a severe disability are likely to have a job or business 79% of those not working want to work! (Harris, 1990)
Some basic lessons in etiquette Use “person” –person with –person who Focus on the PERSON not the condition
Disability Etiquette: Behavior and Language Speak directly to the person, not to a companion, staff person or family member.
It’s OK to offer assistance Just don’t “assume” a person needs help. Ask the individual if they want help.