Respect Starts with You!
We encourage the promotion of RESPECT, inclusion, acceptance, and unity for all students—regardless of disability—and encourage an end to hurtful speech and bullying. It’s easy to promote RESPECT at your school and we’re here to help get you started!
What is the R-Word?
The R-word is the word “retard(ed)”. Why does it hurt? The R-word hurts because it is exclusive. It’s offensive. It’s derogatory.
Our campaign asks people to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people. Language affects attitudes, and attitudes affect actions. Pledge today to use respectful, people-first language.