Talking to people with disabilities

Some people with disabilities prefer person-first language meaning you refer to a person with a condition such as a "person with epilepsy" rather than as an "epileptic." Some see their condition as part of their identify and community and prefer to be referred to in that matter, as "deaf" father than a person with "deafness." Whenever possible, ask their preference. "On 'Person-first Language': It's time to actually put the person first" explains the issue well.