ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION

R-Word

R-Word

The R-Word campaign asks people to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people.

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EKS Day

EKS Day

EKS Day is a worldwide celebration in memory of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of our movement and a leading international advocate for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.

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Terminology

Terminology

Words matter. Words can open doors to cultivate the understanding and respect that enable people with disabilities to lead fuller, more independent lives. Words can also create barriers or stereotypes that are not only demeaning to people with disabilities, but also rob them of their individuality. The following language guidelines have been developed by experts for use by anyone writing or speaking about people with intellectual disabilities to ensure that all people are portrayed with individuality and dignity.

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