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Anti-Ableism Resources

At the College for Creative Studies, students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds and walks of life are welcomed. We value the rich diversity amongst our community members and work collectively to ensure an equitable and inclusive environment for all CCS community members to grow, thrive, and learn.

CCS departments work with all community members to ensure access to resources, support, and accommodations. Below are a few CCS and Detroit area resources related to Anti-Ableism (Disability).

CCS Resources 

Introductions & Definitions

Source – Disability Language Style Guide 

  • “Disability” and “disabled” generally describe functional limitations that affect one or more of the major life activities, including walking, lifting, learning and breathing. Various laws define disability differently. Handicap is no longer used – avoid using “handicap” and “handicapped” when describing a person. Instead, refer to the person’s specific condition or use “person with a disability.” The terms are still widely used and generally acceptable when citing laws, regulations, places or things, such as “handicapped parking,” although many prefer the term “accessible parking.” Avoid “handicapable” as it will not be understood by many.
  • What is disability? Who are we talking about?
    • Blind or Low Vision
    • Chronic Illness & Pain
    • Cognitive Disabilities & Neurodiversity
    • D/deaf or Hard of Hearing
    • Developmental Disabilities
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Mental Health
    • Physical Disabilities


Anti-Ableism (Disability) Resource Guide

The Anti-Ableism (Disability) Resource Guide provides resources that focus on dismantling ableism, and lift up allyship and advocacy opportunities to support our disability community. Recognizing CCS’ diverse community, it is vitally important to educate oneself and continue to create tangible steps to support a safe and inclusive campus.

Note – Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list and there may be other resources available.
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