Disability and ability are facets of diversity, and a natural part of the human experience. Unlike other aspects of identity, disability is a category that anyone could experience at any time, and comprises many different conditions -- both visible and invisible, chronic and transient. Whether or not an individual chooses to identify as having a disability is a personal matter that should be respected. All identities are layered and complicated, so please refer to people as they would like to be referred to, and practice advocacy for yourself and those around you.
If you have any suggestions for improving this page or how SHCS can support students with disabilities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.