Featured Initiatives

Lakeshore’s Advocacy and Policy team have built a program that is recognized as a model for excellence both nationally and internationally. From the beginning, they set out to be a leader and a voice in local, national and global initiatives geared towards empowering people with physical disabilities. Please take a moment to learn more about our Current and Past initiatives.







Person First Language Tool Kit

Words have the power to educate and empower our society. They can also change the lives and perspectives of individuals with disability in the Birmingham area and beyond. Because of this, Lakeshore’s policy and public affairs department created a toolkit to promote the use of person first language by local media and other audiences. This toolkit acts as a guide for media personnel to use the proper words and set appropriate notions when interviewing or speaking about individuals with a disability.

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