Special Olympics Louisiana is encouraging people to take the pledge to stop using the ‘r-word.’
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The nationwide campaign “Spread the Word to End the 'R-word'” is part of an effort to raise awareness about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed)."
The campaign will engage schools, organizations and communities to rally together and pledge their support.
Special Olympics Louisiana has many upcoming events for their athletes. There is no cost to participate in Special Olympics.