Resource: The following information was obtained from www.r-word.org
Spread the Word to End the Word was founded by college students Soeren Palumbo (Notre Dame 2011) and Tim Shriver (Yale 2011) in 2009, and continues to be led by passionate young people, along with Special Olympics athletes and Best Buddies participants across the United States and in many other parts of the world.
The campaign, created by youth, is intended to engage schools, organizations and communities to rally and pledge their support at www.r-word.org and to promote the inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
March 5, 2014
Respectful and inclusive language is essential to the movement for the dignity and humanity of people with intellectual disabilities. However, much of society does not recognize the hurtful, dehumanizing and exclusive effects of the R-word.
And because it’s just plain mean to call people names!
Visit www.r-word.org to learn how you can Spread the Word to End the Word.
In the mean time, you can join me by changing your Facebook profile picture and cover picture. You can find images, resources, and further information at www.r-word.org/r-word-resources