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Special Olympics and Best Buddies Celebrate 7th Annual Spread the Word to End the Word® Day on March 4th


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Pledge #Respect for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Washington, D.C. – 4 March 2014Special Olympics, Best Buddies, and supporters from around the world will unite today on the seventh annual Spread the Word to End the Word® Day to continue building awareness for society to stop and think about its use of the R-word and rally people around the world to pledge respect toward all individuals, making the world a more accepting and inclusive place for all people, especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Through engagement with schools, organizations and communities, the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign urges young people around the world to take a stand in their own communities and help change the conversation by eliminating the use of the R-word and replacing it with ‘respect.’ The campaign highlights the harmful effects the word “retard(ed)” has on the millions of people with IDD, their families and friends. Use of the R-word, “retard” or “retarded,” is hurtful and painful and, whether intended or not, is a form of bullying. Eliminating the use of this word is a step toward respect for all. Read More…

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Special Olympics and Best Buddies Celebrate 6th Annual Spread the Word to End the Word® Day on March 5th


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Washington, D.C. – 5 March 2014Special Olympics, Best Buddies, and supporters from around the world will unite today on the sixth Spread the Word to End the Word® day to continue building awareness for society to stop and think about its use of the R-word and rally people around the world to pledge respect toward all individuals, making the world a more accepting and inclusive place for all people, especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Read More…

Gabby Douglas Lends Support to 2013 Edition of Toys”R”Us Toy Guide For Differently-abled Kids®


Gabby Douglas, 2012 All-Around gymnastics gold medalist, and Special Olympics Young Athletes, Isabella Caesar and Samuel Lopez.

Gabby Douglas, 2012 All-Around gymnastics gold medalist, and Special Olympics Young Athletes, Isabella Caesar and Samuel Lopez.

Through Her Participation in this Year’s Guide, Gold Medal Gymnast Helps Inspire Kids of All Abilities, Including Special Olympics Young Athletes

Company Unveils First-Ever App Guide for Differently-Abled Kids, Building on Tradition of Providing Toy Recommendations for Customers Shopping for Children with Special Needs Read More…

Special Olympics and Best Buddies Congressional Briefing: Combating Bullying Against Those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Where:
Longworth House Office Building, Room 1539, Washington, D.C.

When:
Friday, June 28, from 12:30 to 1:30

We invite you to join us for an important briefing by Special Olympics and Best Buddies on addressing bullying of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in six children have a developmental disability. This briefing will highlight the important work that is being done to raise awareness about a significant issue facing some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Read More…

How to Spread the Word at Work


Yesterday was Spread the Word to End the Word Day, and I was….in a cubicle at work all day. I always had a huge Spread the Word event to engage in when I was in college, but this is my first year in the working world. I needed to figure out a way to do my part in the midst of client meetings and deliverable reviews. Read More…

Your Words Can Help Stop the R-Word


I was on Facebook one day and saw a post in which someone used the R-word, which greatly offended me. The context it was used in was like an everyday chat, with the person referring to something as “so retarded.” I decided to message this person and tell them my feelings on the R-word — how it doesn’t just offend me, but also many others, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. Read More…

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