Introducing the Catalight Language GuidelinesPreference first is preferred

Words are important. In telling a person’s story, we want to make sure that person’s preference on how they’re portrayed is upheld. It’s necessary, however, to have a baseline direction for language use for articles, copywriting, news, presentations, social media and other forms of communication. As such, we’ve developed the Catalight Language Guidelines to serve as our compass as we aim to always communicate respectfully, fairly and unbiasedly about the intellectual and developmentally disabled community.