The use of the R-word is hurtful and demeaning to people with intellectual disabilities. Join Special Olympics and youth leaders in eliminating use of the words “retard” or “retarded” and support our Special Olympics athletes.
Spread the Word to End the Word is a campaign to raise awareness of the hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed)” and encourage people to pledge to stop using it. A National Awareness Day will be held on March 4, 2020. Many schools have lead the “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign right on their campus. Visit www.r-word.org to take the pledge today and find campaign resources.