What are disabilities?

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The word “disability” means different things to different people – and sometimes people don’t identify as having a disability at all. Rooted in Rights explains.


The following federal funding partners shared in the cost of producing this material: the Administration for Community Living ACL (Award #1601WAPADD); the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA (Award #16SMP05397); and the Rehabilitation Services Administration RSA (Award #H240A160048). These contents are the sole responsibility of Disability Rights Washington, the parent organization of Rooted in Rights, and do not necessarily represent the official views of ACL, SAMHSA or RSA.