DENVER – Words can hurt. One word in particular can be especially mean.
The words retard and retarded refer to people with mental disabilities. So often, the "R word" is used in a derogatory manner.
Wednesday is Spread the Word to End the Word Day.
The Spread the Word to End the Word movement was established in 2009 during the Special Olympics Global Youth Activation Summit at the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games.
For more information on this campaign supported by Special Olympics and Best Buddies: http://www.r-word.org/