RESOURCES

You can use these tools year-round to host your own Spread the Word to End the Word day of awareness in your community. If you have questions, please email info@r-word.org or call 1-800-700-8585. Holding a school or community R-word event? You can find R-word Activation Tool Kits for purchase at www.r-wordstore.com along with individual merchandise items for sale like t-shirts, stickers, bracelets and much more.

For questions about merchandise items or shipments, please contact Main Gate at 1-866-396-2826 and reference the R-word Store.

Videos

PSA: Not Acceptable
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PSA: John McGinley
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  • Since when do people think there is any kind of "normal" in this world? Nothing and no one is "normal" because our entire planet is extraordinary. This word ends here.

    Taylor

    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    77 hours ago

  • I pledge to support RESPECT by pledging to be a friend and an advocate to individuals with IDD. I will not use the derogatory r-word and support including all individ...

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    Maria Garcia

    Amarillo, TX , Texas
    78 hours ago

  • Today in a meeting I used the word, without a thought in the world, and wound up offending and upsetting someone who I deeply respect. My consciousness is raised. I a...

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    Michelle Goldstein-Roman

    Scarsdale, New York
    94 hours ago

  • I have been so blessed with incredible friends who happen to have mental handicaps. They have showed me how to truly love one another, and their disabilities should never...

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    Kaitlyn

    Grayslake, Illinois
    523 hours ago

  • With a brother who has Down-Syndrome, it's hard for me to hear people say "retard." It might just be that I'm sensitive about it, but I pledge to support the elimination...

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    Jack

    Beaverton, Oregon
    542 hours ago

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