"People First Language (PFL) represents more respectful, accurate ways of communicating. People with disabilities are not their diagnoses or disabilities; they are people, first."
-From the website Disability is natural
As you enter the schools with your children this year, listen to the way people are talking around you. Many adults are not even aware of this movement. Maybe this is a small change you can make in the way you speak. And once you do, then your children will follow. And think of how wonderful our world could be if we all started to think of people before their disability, color, religion, age....whatever other way in which people are discriminated.
p.s. The Deaf community generally still prefers to be know as Deaf, not as a person who is Deaf. This is due to the strong community and cultural ties they have in the Deaf culture.