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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. SOSD offers schools banners, posters and other program materials free of charge.


Pledge today to use respectful, people-first language. Click to pledge

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