Person First Language is saying “a person with a disability” instead of “a disabled person.”

Person First Language eliminates generalizations and assumptions by putting the person before the disability. Person First Language does not mean we are shameful or embarrassed about what makes us different. Person First Language is an objective way of speaking, giving individuals the opportunity to define themselves.


Person First kits

The Person First store is closed for the school year. Orders placed before the November 20, 2020 deadline will ship out before Person First Day on January 20, 2021.  You can still order pre-made kits anytime!

Premade kits

Order a pre-made Person First kit at any time and it’ll be mailed right away!

The Person First campaign is an action-based project that gives schools the opportunity to have conversations with their students about the importance of the words they use, ultimately creating more welcoming and friendly communities for people with disabilities.

Here’s what’s included in your kit:

  • Person First Campaign Guide – Everything you need to run a successful campaign, including classroom activities, a social media guide and more.
  • Person First USB – Includes digital Campaign Guide, additional poster files to print, classroom activities and more.
  • Speak Kindness banner – This is where students and educators can pledge to Speak Kindness and use Person First Language. 3 x 6 foot, vinyl.
  • Ink pads – People pledge by leaving their thumbprint on the banner instead of signing, symbolizing that we’re all people before any kind of label.
  • Posters – To help promote the campaign. 11 x 17 inch.
  • Stickers – To use as an incentive for those who pledge.
Order a Person First School kit