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Avoid Judging – Presume Competence



To presume competence means to believe that all people with disabilities have abilities. It means not looking at someone and pre-judging what they can and can’t do. It is about having high expectations and dreams for us. Most people with disabilities perform better than expected when others expect them to do well. Expectations are a motivating factor in whether or not we succeed. Presuming Competence will go a long ways towards improving communication and building trust. This resource includes tips on how to presume competence.

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