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What is the PC way of saying....

that someone has special needs? Is it special needs? Is it handicapped? Challenged? I know the "R" is not appropriate but how I am not sure how to teach my daughter, if I don't know myself. I always used handicapped, because my SIL has brain damage and that is what my husband and inlaws always said. Recently someone told me saying hadicapped was offensive.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:37 PM on Aug. 15, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • go with special needs
    I have a special needs son and niece
    justgrape723

    Answer by justgrape723 at 5:38 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • I either say special needs, or I say what they have directly. I have Asperger's, but I don't consider myself "special needs." I can function in society just like everyone else. My little brother has CP, and I consider him special needs.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 5:41 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • is mentally retarded as bad as just saying retarded?
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 5:49 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • I always go with Special Needs.
    If someone is mentally retarded, then yes, retarded is a bad remark. It is best to say mentally challenged or disabled.
    PrydferthMenyw

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 7:47 AM on Aug. 16, 2009

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