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End the R-Word

Spread the Word • Make the Pledge!

Save the Date: National Spread the Word to End the R-Word day is March 1, 2017!


Spread the Word to End the Word™ is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics to raise the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed)” and encourage people to pledge to stop using the R-word.

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The campaign, created by youth, is intended to engage schools, organizations and communities to rally and pledge their support at www.r-word.org.

Resources to help support your event:

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R-Word Website

End the Word Facebook Page

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Guide to Facilitating a R-Word Campaign - PDF

It’s Our School Too Play Script - PDF

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