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Labeling gives wrong impressions about disabilities A big thanks to the writer from the Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center who recently penned a letter to the editor regarding the proper way of identifying persons with disabilities [June 11 Gazette]. As a longtime advocate, I can only emphasize his message. Speaking about persons with disabilities as "the disabled" tends, in large part, to place a negative impression in us. What does that word say to us? ...

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June 21, 2014
10:19 a.m.

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Ms Wessells,

I believe asking the public ''to give'' any minority group member anything is just as stigmatizing and inhumane as denying something to someone based on their characteristics. Asking us ''to give,'' only reinforces the status relationship you decry.