Native American Disability Resources
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People First Language – Being Respectful
People First Language is using language that is appropriate and respectful about an individual
with a disability. People First Language or Person First Language recognizes the person first, and not the disability.
Family-Centered Care Principles
Family-Centered Care assures the health and well-being of children and their families through a respectful family-professional partnership. It honors the strengths, cultures, traditions and expertise that everyone brings to the relationship. Family-Centered Care is the standard of practice which results in high quality services.
Information & Referral Agencies
There are a variety of information and referral agencies available to New Mexicans.
Wheelchair-Selecting a Power Chair
Power chairs are an option for people who may have little to no use of their upper body. They can be either a chair or a scooter with an electric motor controlled by a joystick. They can come as a three to four wheel scooter, or as a chair with front, mid, or rear-wheel drive.