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Etiquette may seem a rather formal term to portray the give and take of our interactions with other people. And yet, etiquette really feels like the right word to use to describe the thoughtful, considerate behavior that we expect to receive from others and give to them.
This is the mission of our faith:
To teach the fragile art of hospitality;
To revere both the critical mind and the generous heart;
To prove that diversity need not mean divisiveness;
And to witness to all that we must hold the whole world in our hands.
—William F. Schulz, Reading 459 from Singing the Living Tradition
Until you know someone with a disability, you may never have had reason to think about the key points that make relationships with someone who has a disability easier and more relaxed. With the intent to create a welcoming and relaxed environment for everyone, here are some basic ground rules we should all keep in mind.
Etiquette tips for when you are with a person with a:
- Vision Impairment
- Hearing Impairment
- Mobility Impairment
- Chemical Sensitivity
- Psychiatric Problem
- Invisible Disability
- Learning Disability
- Intellectual Disability