Media List


Brown, K. (2019). The pretty one: On life, pop culture, disability, and other reasons to fall in love with me. Atria Books. (Amazon)

Girma, H. (2020). Haben: The deafblind woman who conquered Harvard law. Twelve. (Amazon)

Ladau, E. (2021). Demystifying disability. Ten Speed Press. (Amazon)

Nario-Redmond, M. R. (2020). Ableism: The causes and consequences of disability prejudice. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Amazon)

Rose, S. F. (2017). No right to be idle: The invention of disability, 1840s—1930s. The University of North Carolina Press. (Amazon)

Wong, A. (2020). Disability visibility: First-person stories from the twenty-first century. Vintage. (Amazon)


Cokley, R. (2018). Reflections on an ADA generation. TEDx (TED)

CoorDown. (2017). Not special needs. (YouTube)

King, R. (2014). How autism freed me to be myself. TEDx (TED)

Young, S. (2014). I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much. TEDx. (TED)


Bilokonsky, M. (2021). How to talk about autism respectfully. Public Neurodiversity Support Center.

Brown, L. (2021). Ableism/langauge. Autistic Hoya.

Brown, L. (n.d). Identity-first language. Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

City of Portland Oregon. (n.d.). Demystifying disability language.

Cokley, R. (2020). Why “special needs” is not helpful. Medium.

King, B. (2016). ‘Disabled’: Just #SayTheWord. NPR.

Pulrang, A. (2021). It’s time to stop even casually misusing disability words. Forbes.

Online Reference Materials

American Psychological Association (APA) Framework for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion ( – includes link to the APA Inclusive Language Guidelines.

National Center on Disability and Journalism ( – includes disability language style guide.