Put the PERSON first, not their "diff ability". I will continue to teach my kid that different is beautiful!
THESE PENNSYLVANIANS TOOK THE PLEDGE.
They understood the importance of promoting a society where we are recognized more for our similarities than our differences.
Thousands of people pledged to do their part to end the stigma against people with disabilities!
TAKING THE PLEDGE WAS EASY.
People signed an electronic petition in support of ending stigma. Also, people were encouraged to include an action they would take to help put a stop to the stigma against people with disabilities.
Following are some of the responses to the prompt, “I pledge to take the following action against stigma.”
Educate those who have misconceptions of individuals with disabilities.
To think about stigma, disbality rights and access issues and to take action whenever I can
I pledge to talk openly and honestly about disability and encourage my friends and family to ask questions and include them in helping them end the stigma!
Discourage people from being afraid of people with disabilities. Encourage people to always use "people first" language.
I pledge to SPEAK UP if I hear others spreading misinformation or ugly, hateful comments.
To always treat those with disabilities with love and respect. To correct those who do not.
Stand Up for those like myself with different disabilities to help the Public become educated and help eliminate the stigma that surrounds them and help show their abilities instead of "dis"abilities...
I pledge to stand up for disable people who get bully on the job because of their disability.
I pledge to see the similarities in folks rather than the differences. I pledge to help others do the same.
I will be more vocal when seeing stigma being perpetuated by people regarding anyone with a visible or invisible disability. I hope to take part in a documentary event locally to try to get people talking about and be more aware of this issue.
I pledge to engage people who appear to have a disability in the same way I would anyone!
Let's stand united
To stand up against all stigmas.
Mental health related
Disability both physical and non-physical
Talk about the project daily so I can find a way to make discussions positive and "comfortable"
Call people out on it!
to speak out and take action
I pledge to use people first language and end stigma all together for people with disabilities. I pledge to advocate for ending stigma as well.
I will continue to openly share my story of my struggles and achievements with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder with whom ever I come across. I will continue to be a voice for other people of color and I will always do my part to erase the stigma attached to mental illness.
Stop to help and educate those who don't know
I pledge to stand up against stigma and will spread the word through social media family friends anyway to ask other people to stand up against stigma with me and people that have to live with disabilities every day. It's time we all take a stand and fight for their rights as well
To help people realize that people are people.
To always speak and act with non-biased behavior towards people with disabilities. I will help educate other people so they may see and treat the disabled better.
Defend others and teach my son to not be a bystander to bullying.
I pledge to raise public awareness on social media sites.
Educate businesses on hiring people with disabilities, as well as educating people on the value people with disabilities bring to the workplace.
Let us end this stigma so the most qualified candidate gets the job and they are not judged or excluded based on their disability. This is my goal as a recruiter.
I pledge to increase awareness and acceptance of individuals with different abilities through community involvement and education.
Talk more openly about my life with significant mental illness.
Speak out against the stigma. I am one of the disabled. I suffer from chronic migraines, a brain tumor, borderline personality disorder,and other medical issues. I know what it's like first hand. Thank you so much for addressing this issue.
stand up, and talk at my church
I pledge to speak up and help educate more people on the topic of people with disabilities.
To educate people on the facts and myths of mental illness. Help to stop the stigma and show people how to be more accepting.
I am differently abled and I refuse to let it keep me from the things i love!
Hold public events, such as talent shows, pageants and concerts to show others the extraordinary abilities and talents of special needs kids, young adults and adults with disabilities.
I work with individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities to ensure they have the beat live possible. To me they are all just labels.
Encourage positive relationships regardless of physical or mental abilities in my home and work environment.
I pledge to do more on my part to make people more aware of stigma and educate them on it.
I will discuss the Let's Think Again project at the Berks County CSP committee meeting in an effort to have our committee plan a project in our local community
Not use the "R Word" or other words that have negative connotations for people with disabilities;
To use people-first language as to not define people by their disability; &
To educate others on the power of language and disability etiquette.
Stand up for my differences.
Make awareness and overcome the bullying in school.
To help wherever I see help is needed more so then I do now.
To be nice to other kids in my school and adults around me that have disabilities
By not contributing to the cause that creates stigma,...
I pledge to end Stigma
I pledge to take the stigma of Autism away as my children are both on the Autism Spectrum.
I pledge to take the following action against stigma.
I pledge to educate others on the differing abilities of others. Also to remind others that we are all humans, and no one is perfect.
I pledge to not let anybody with a disability be bullied!
I will speak up when I hear it happening and always treat others kindly
Talking with others about the stigma regarding those with disabilities.
Terminology when referring to those who are different than them
Persons with disabilities, should have the same rights, common people. So should send letterto those who make the laws, to do more rigorous laws for the disabled
I pledge to stop the horrible comments that I hear being made. I pledge to stand up and defend.
I pledge to making all people with disabilities feel welcome and comfortable at our Curves/Jenny Craig location.
Meet them where they are at and do not judge!
To be a nicer Person to everyone I talk to or meet.
Spread awareness and advocate for those with disabilities
Help raise awareness by publishing videos on social media in regards to issues/concerns of the plights of the handicapped and more specifically my son and ataxia