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Tim Shriver
Tim Shriver a co-founder of Spread the Word to End the Word. He currently works as a Dream Director with The Future Project, a start-up social enterprise which challenges and supports high school students in putting their dreams in action in order to lead the transformation of their schools into places of passion and purpose. Tim is a 2011 graduate of Yale University.

Entries by Tim Shriver

They Taught Us Words Are Powerless, and They Were Wrong

(2) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 9:10 AM

They taught us that words are powerless:

"A little less conversation, a little more action."
"Sticks and stones."
"Actions speak louder than words."
"Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action."
Even DMX taught us that "talk is cheap."

But is it? We launched Spread the Word...

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What's Wrong with 'Retard'?

(87) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 10:34 AM

Over the past five years, Spread the Word to End the Word has elicited thousands of stories and perspectives answering the question "what's wrong with 'retard'?" But none of them have been as poignant and powerful as that given by Jonathan Franklin Stephens, a self-advocate and author with Down syndrome....

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Bullying Revisited: Retarded?

(8) Comments | Posted March 2, 2011 | 1:10 AM

In our society of child psychology and guidance counseling, one would be hard pressed to find someone who does not acknowledge the pernicious consequences and prevalence of childhood bullying.

Take, for example, our friend Tyler. Tyler, now in his 20s, was verbally and emotionally abused inside and...

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