Ban the ‘R’ Word

Creator: In response to Special Olympics athletes’ call for change, the Special Olympics International Board of Directors adopts a resolution to update the movement’s terminology from “mental retardation” to “intellectual disabilities.” (source: website)

Purpose: To combat the inappropriate use of the R-word in common usage.

Ban the ‘R’ Word Manifesto

Ban the 'R' word


The R Word Website

The R Word Pledge

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