Spread the Word
Since its inception in 2009, the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign has started the conversation on respect, gathering over 1 million pledges to end the r-word. We have made progress toward ending the derogatory use of this word, but we have a long way to go in ending all types of discrimination for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Because of this, we are expanding our message to our youth and asking them to Spread the Word >> Inclusion. The goal of this Special Olympics initiative is to educate all constituents regarding the skills, abilities, and talents of people with intellectual disabilities, and to promote inclusion and acceptance for all.