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Gifts : Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spread the Word to End the Word March 31st

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On March 31, join youth and actor John C. McGinley in a day of awareness for America to stop and think about their use of the R-word.

Our language frames how we think about others.
Help eliminate the use of the R-word in everyday speech.

Stop yourself, your children, and others from using the word "Retard" and "I am so retarded". It's demeaning to my child and all others with an intellectual disability.

thank you!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Check out this powerful article:

http://www.patriciaebauer.com/2009/03/29/stand-tall-together/#more-13220

Tammy said...

Go link your post up over at 5 Minutes For Special Needs.

Tammy said...

And, BTW, how come you never post at the T21 board anymore?

heidi @ ggip said...

Great post! I think it is especially important to teach your kids that it is not acceptable.

Miss Magic said...

Totally unrelated to this post... I just re-watched Nash's reading video from 9 months ago and WOW....still WOW... I love that boy! He articulates his words better than most people in my deep south neighborhood...muahhhaaahhaha...