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Adults Need to Take the Pledge to Not Say the R-Word Too

Andrea Bradley | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Andrea Bradley

As children, we heard the R-word all the time -- on the playground, on the bus, even coming out of our own mouths. Even as adults we hear the R-word being used in so-called polite company.

It's Time to Stop Saying the R-Word, and Everyone Needs to Play a Part

Todd Youngblood | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Todd Youngblood

These amazing athletes are the ones that educate our community each day so that the "r-word" is not accepted.

To the Radio Station That Described the Weather as "Retarded"

Tara McCallan | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Tara McCallan

Even after having Pip, close people in my life still use the word without thinking. And while I'm not normally an "R-Word Crusader," I do have to honestly admit I cringe inside each and every time I hear it said.

Spread This: Be Good to People With Intellectual Disabilities

Soeren Palumbo | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Soeren Palumbo

If you want to join us in building a world of respect and connectedness, then your directive is clear and simple: be good to people with intellectual disabilities.

We Took a Stand Against the R-Word and Changed the Face of Our High School

Tanealya Hueth | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Tanealya Hueth

We decided to take a stand to make our school a more inclusive and welcoming place. To do so, we believed our school needed to stop using the R-word.

The Only R-word in Our Dictionary is RESPECT

Mary Ellen Powers | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
Mary Ellen Powers

According to some of my friends who are athletes in Special Olympics, when they hear the word 'retard' being used in that context, they feel hurt, anger, sadness, disgust -- and I even heard "It's like a knife cutting into my heart."

Breaking Down Common Defenses For Using The R-Word

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Sahaj Kohli

In order to rewire your thoughts on the r-word, you have to understand that there are legitimate arguments against your defenses for using it.

20 Reasons You Should Respect My Child With Special Needs

Ellen Seidman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

3. Because no matter what a child's diagnosis -- Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism -- he has a lot of obstacles to overcome in this world, and your respect can help fuel his confidence.