March 4th: Spread The Word to End the Word

Let’s get ready for March 4th’s, Spread the Word to End the Word™ Day  and build awareness for society to stop and think about it’s use of the R-word.

Use of that R-word, “retard” or “retarded,” is hurtful and painful and whether intended or not, is a form of bullying. Most people don’t think of this word as hate speech, but that’s exactly what it feels like to millions of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and friends. The R-word is just as cruel and offensive as any other slur. Visit to make your pledge today. Eliminating the use of this word is a step toward respect.

To local programs: We look forward to hearing about what you have planned for the day. Check out this link  for activity ideas and resources including poster templates, images, T-shirt designs.

Click here for the 2015 flyer that you can print or send to friends and colleagues.