On March 4, we will join others across our nation to Spread the Word to End the Word. We invite all to be a fan of respect and join us in an ongoing campaign to stop the use of the R-word and pledge respect for everyone. More than 500,000 people have pledged their support online since the campaign launched in 2009, and we hope you can join us by making your pledge to end the use of the R-word.
Visit www.r-word.org and take the pledge. It is time that we create communities of acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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The writer is president and CEO of Skills of Central Pennsylvania.