Hi Andria. Your post has surely been too long ignored! I hope you won't mind if I point out that avoiding what you call "ableist language" is almost impossible, without conversation grinding to a halt. Even the term "disabled individuals" is dodgy. Every person I know is disabled in one way or another. I am *old* and therefore *walk slowly* and am somewhat *clumsy*. Now, should I object to those three words I've marked with asterisks? Surely not. That would be both *silly* and *hyper-sensitive*. Being *old*, I am subject to some *debilitation*, *with medical problems*; my sciatica has made me something of a *cripple*. That's a lot of asterisks, isn't it?! What do you reckon?