A pet peeve of mine has always been when people use disability to define a person with a disability. A person with a disability is not their disability. They are a human before anything else. There are a few persons with disabilities who have expressed that they choose not to use people-first language, because they feel that their disability is a key to their identity, but that is to their discretion and people without disabilites should be considerate and conscience.
Upon reading the textbook for my Social Work 101 class I found out there was an actual term for not using disability as a defining term for an individual: People-First Language
I feel pretty strongly about this topic and think it is important, so here are some resources: