The R-Word is the word 'retard(ed)'.
We're asking you to pledge to stop saying the R-word to help create more accepting attitudes and communities for all people.
Language affects attitudes and attitudes affect actions.
“I pledge #Respect thru my words and actions. Will you? Pledge now to change the game for people with ID at specialolympics.com.au/r-word-pledge”
“Join our inclusion movement! Make your pledge! specialolympics.com.au/r-word-pledge”
“Language affects attitude. Attitudes impact action. Make your pledge to choose respectful people-first language”
“I pledged! Eliminate exclusionary language and pledge. Stand up for yourself and others by pledging #Inclusion! specialolympics.com.au/r-word-pledge”
Tweet at your favourite celebrities and ask them to take the pledge.
Follow us at @SOAustralia
Tell your story in your own status update and tag @SpecialOlympicsAustralia
Post a message and share a photo encouraging your friends to take the pledge:
"I pledge to use respectful, people-first language through my words and actions. Will you (@ _____)? Pledge now at specialolympics.com.au/r-word-pledge to create communities of respect for people with intellectual disabilities and make your pledge”
"I pledge #Inclusion through my words & actions. Will you? Pledge now to create communities of respect for people with disabilities specialolympics.com.au/r-word-pledge”
“I took a pledge for #Inclusion, and you can too! Just go to specialolympics.com.au/r-word-pledge to help respect the unique abilities of everyone #PledgetoInclude”
"Be a Fan of Inclusion. Help create opportunities for inclusive activities in your school or community #PledgetoInclude specialolympics.com.au/r-word-pledge”