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The Arc of Tennessee

The Arc of Tennessee values diversity and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender or level of disability.  How to report and write about people with disabilities. Here are some tips:  Read more…Do not Focus on Disability unless it is crucial to a story.  Do not portray successful people with disabilities as superhuman.  Do not sensationalize a disability, do not use generic labels for disability groups such as “the retarded.” Do put people first, not their disability.  emphasize abilities, not limitations, do not imply disease when discussing disabilities that result from a prior disease episode.  Show people with disabilities as active participants of society.  Brain Injury, cleft lip, deaf, disability, disfigurement, down syndrome, handicap, HIV/AIDS, Mental disability, non-disabled, seizure, stroke.

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