Special Olympics, Best Buddies International and supporters from around the world will unite on Wednesday, March 4th for the annual Spread the Word Day.
“…As someone that is on this spectrum, I encourage you, please stop using the r-word.”
Bridging the gap: Special Olympics and Best Buddies create global movement to build inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities
Special Olympics, Best Buddies International and supporters from around the world will unite on Wednesday, March 6th for the annual Spread the Word Day.
Miami, Florida, March 6, 2018 – The Miami Marlins held a special event in support of the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign during their Spring Training in Jupiter, Florida at the Roger Dean Stadium. A total of six individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities from Best Buddies International and Special Olympics were invited to participate in the special event.
Discriminatory Language about People with Intellectual Disabilities – Particularly the ‘R’-word – Remains Prevalent Across Social Media
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2018 — Special Olympics, Best Buddies International and supporters from around the world will unite on Wednesday, March 7th for the annual Spread the Word to End the Word® Day…
On Wednesday March 1, West Potomac High School’s Best Buddies chapter held their Spread the Word to End the Word event . Crowds of students swarmed the giant blue banner and pledged their support to stop using the r-word, Ledo Pizza fed the whole school, and 94.7 Fresh FM Morning Show Host – and Capital Region Board Chair – Tommy McFly spoke to the students about the importance of retiring the r-word.
North Rockland High School Best Buddies Promoters Club is proud to present the #RWordStomp2017. 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.
Best Buddies Month is a time for Best Buddies participants to reflect on the importance of friendship, jobs, and the development of future leaders. Most importantly, it is a time to show the world the significance of these essentials in every individual’s life.