Person 1st is an awareness and education project. The project seeks to make the word disabled an obsolete term. On looking at the dictionary one finds many words incorporating “dis” e.g. disadvantage, discomfort, disabled. Usually these words denote negative or adverse meanings. There are few positive words e.g. discover, discuss. The awareness project seeks to put person first, hence instead of saying “a disabled person” one would say “a person with cerebral palsy”.
This project is now the underpinning ethos of Cerebral Palsy Midlands’ work.
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