Kathie Snow is a mother, public speaker, trainer, and author of Disability is Natural: Revolutionary Common Sense for Raising Successful Children with Disabilities and other books. She hosts the website Disability is Natural where the emphasis is on people with disabilities as real people who can and should live real lives, included in every aspect of their communities, living the lives of their dreams!

Kathie was troubled by the descriptions used about his son and others with developmental disabilities when she decided to start the movement of People First Language (PFL). PFL represents more respectful, accurate ways of communicating. PwD’s are not diagnoses or disabilities; they are people, first. Read her enthralling article here which ensures inclusion, freedom and respect for all. Words matter! For too long, hurtful words have been used about PwD’s. It’s time to remove the attitudinal barrier. Here’s the pledge to put the person first and not the disability.