I am proud to say I am a Partners in policy making student and soon to be a Partners grad.of the class of 2014 I have learned so much through out the course it has open my eyes to a lot and change my views of many things in the disability world. One of my first and favorite things I learned with Partners was People First language which means to put the person first before their disability. For example instead of saying she's a downs baby the correct way is to say it is she has Down syndrome instead of saying she is wheelchair bound which such phrase I disapprove of say she uses a wheelchair. There is many more I will have to share in the future but not at this time. At this time I would like to say my graduation is in a few weeks it's graduation! I will be well trained on how to my an advocate for myself and others I will also be a Partner in Policymaking I will be able to influence more policies then ever before..
Let's continue move forward! I have the power and rights to make it happen its official