Interacting With Our Members With Disabilities
Using Appropriate Language and Being Sensitive to Accommodation Preferences

Introduction

This guide was developed by APA's Office on Disability Issues to illustrate appropriate ways to interact with our members with disabilities and to most effectively meet their disability-related needs. Although opinions may differ in some areas, the following suggestions represent the current consensus among disability organizations.

The Office on Disability Issues is available as a resource for your disability-related questions. As always, however, the best guidance will likely come directly from the member with a disability. 

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