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Webinar – “Stopping Stigma! Using Respectful Language”


Thursday, May 23, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Type

Free webinar from the perspective of a self-advocate on stopping stigma and using inclusive, respectful language for people with disabilities

Join the Illinois Self-Advocacy Alliance for “Stopping Stigma! Using Respectful Language” on May 23 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Presenter and self-advocate Kaela Denny will walk participants through using the most up-to-date terminology and stopping stigma.

Kaela’s presentation will include:

  • A focus on autism and the voices of self-advocates
  • Guiding participants through some of her life experiences as an individual with autism
  • Providing examples of newer terminology popping up within the disability culture and community

Kaela is a dynamic presenter and proud graduate of Partners in Policymaking Class Four. She is a passionate advocate for inclusion and legislative change. You can learn more about Kaela and her advocacy work on her website at

Register for the Stopping Stigma webinar on Zoom.