The Golisano Foundation, Special Olympics, and Best Buddies are joining together to Spread the Word again this month. When the campaign began in 2009, the motto was: Spread the Word to End the Word. For 10 years, leaders and self-advocates from all over the world collected thousands of pledges to end the hurtful use of the R-word (“retard” and “retarded”) and to be respectful to people with disabilities.
In 2019, the campaign launched a new motto: Spread the Word. The focus is not just on eliminating a word but on inclusion for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “The campaign remains committed to empowering grassroots leaders to change their communities, schools, and workplaces, now through a call to their peers to commit to taking action for inclusion.”
Would you like to Spread the Word?
Take the online pledge
now and learn about other ways you can Spread the Word.