Take the Pledge to Take a Stand

Click HERE to complete your school or organization’s intent to participate form for the 2018 Spread the Word to End the Word campaign.

Why Pledge?

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.


Click HERE to download the Special Olympics Kansas R-Word Campaign tool kit for schools.