Recently, on social media, we asked for feedback on disability etiquette.  But not just etiquette.  We asked for it in 5 words or less!  We took the feedback that we collected and narrowed it down to the top 16 and are giving you a chance to vote for your favorite.  The winner of each round advances to the next until we have the best one!

ROUND 1 (Top 16):

  1. Smile don’t stare
  2. Ask before you help
  3. Just be nice
  4. More alike than different
  5. Nothing for us without us
  6. Treat adult individuals as adults
  7. Ask “What could be better?”
  8. Different not less
  9. Treat me like a person
  10. See the person first
  11. Start with hello
  12. Use person-first language
  13. Don’t assume anything
  14. Break barriers with us
  15. Be okay with being uncomfortable
  16. Approach kindly without fear

ROUND 2 (Top 8):

  1. Smile don’t stare
  2. Just be nice
  3. Treat adult individuals as adults
  4. Different not less
  5. Treat me like a person
  6. Start with hello
  7. Don’t assume anything
  8. Be okay with being uncomfortable

ROUND 3 (Top 4):

  1. Smile don’t stare
  2. Treat adult individuals as adults
  3. Start with hello
  4. Be okay with being uncomfortable

ROUND 4 (Top 2):

  1. Smile, don’t stare
  2. Start with hello

We took our top 16 and had our own version of March Madness and YOU picked the winner.  Thank you all for voting in all of our rounds to help narrow down the final winning disability etiquette phrase for 2019!

START WITH HELLO!