Scanlon Joins End R-Word Campaign

March 8, 2016

This year Baldwin and Adams Middle Schools are also participating in the End the R-Word campaign. The pledge states: “I pledge and support the elimination of the derogatory use of the word "retard(ed) from everyday speech and promote acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.”

Everyone who signs the pledge receives a “Spread the Word to End the Word” bracelet.

Students at schools across the country have taken part in similar campaigns, which are organized by Special Olympics and Best Buddies International. Guilford High School won the Unified Sports Michael’s Cup award for success during the first year they participated in End the R-Word.