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There is a list of terms, which have been in use in recent history to describe disabled people or their disabilities, but they are regarded as offensive or inappropriate by some disabled and non-disabled people.

Levels of acceptance of the terms may vary from person to person, may vary with geography and may have varied overtime. Some disable people choose to reclaim certain offensive terms, but it does not mean that disabled people will necessarily accept any of the following terms.

Conversely, some people are offended by the avoidance of the use of some of the following terms. Furthermore, there is no term that everyone will accept; all terms can be viewed as having negative connotations, depending on interpretation.

There is no evidence that disabled people themselves prefer, for example, developmentally disabled to handicapped. This is merely the claim made by a certain subset of people who claim to represent the vies of disabled people. Cripple used as a general term for a physically disabled person.

In its shortened form ‘crip” is often used by the disabled people as a term of endearment. Handicapped or “ Handicapper used as a general term for disabled person, and Handicap as a generic term for a disability. This term is disability. This term is also preferred by many disabled people.

Maniac generally used to describe non-disabled person, with no regard to the actual situation of individuals with bipolar disorder and related conditions. Mentally Retarded is used to describe someone with a learning disability, or significantly law IQ and developmental disabili

Retard is also used as a common insult by members of the public with insufficient understanding of the condition or its meaning of both sufferers and average people. Schizoid is used to describe people that have been labeled by the medical industrial complex as schizophrenic, also used to insult supposedly non-disabled people who act in unacceptable or unpredictable ways.

Slow learner is used to describe someone with a learning disability. The Disabled, The Blind, etc. are objected to by many, disabled people”, blind people” may be considered slightly better. On the other hand, some use “ The Blind in a manner similar to Deaf Culture, as they seem themselves as a valid.

The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.

Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to a person and certain members of the family. If a person is insured, it means that he/she worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. Supplemental Security Income pays benefits based on financial need.

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