我们在全世界拥有超过 450 万各个年龄段的智力残疾运动员。
Eunice Kennedy Shriver 是为智障人士争取权利的先驱者。
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I am 17 and I am autistic. I stim a lot (which means I flap my hands and yell and jump up and down) because I get very excited and happy sometimes. I am not intellectually disabled- Yet I have been called "retard" so many times from complete strangers.
People at my school call me the R word and more. It happend for 4 years straight it was so horrible.
I also thought they where my friend and then they said they hate me that hurt the most.
You're going the wrong way!!!! All of this shunning, has BECOME ASSOCIATED with boys and girls with downs syndrome and other similar DNA defects!
"It's just a word, what's the big deal?," my friends would say. Yes it is a word. A hurtful word. Little do they know that my family tree is packed with relatives that have intellectual disabilities. Autism, Asperger's, Downe's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy.
This is my story. I was slow as a kid, disabled as an adult, was bullied in school, and it made me cry. People call me r word. Got out school, thought it would be OK but it got worse.
In 2004 we were chosen to be the parents of a most wonderful son, Chase. He was a #2 preemie that wasn't supposed to live. At his birth we learned he also had T21 or Down Syndrome.
Bill Mondt III
I have a younger sister who has Downs. I have lost friends, gotten into fights, walked out of classes, been asked to leave classes just because of of others using that word.
West Spreads the Word to End the Word!
Students within the Life Skills III classroom at West Middle School learned about the National Campaign, Spread the Word to End the Word. Students wanted to help the cause and make students and staff aware that words can hurt.
Ive listened and fought with people my whole life about using the r word. Im so happy someone is finally putting a stop to it!! Thank you so much
I remember when my daughter first started school and was tested on strengths and the teachers conclusion was that she has an intellectual disability.
The Interpersonal Skills class at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, KS created this PSA to spread the word to end the word.
I was placed in special education in the 4th grade. I thought it was going to be the end of everything. I was held back a grade and went into a long depression.
Michael has taught me so much about love, patience, understanding and acceptance...all while being non-verbal. The r-word was removed from my vocabulary long ago.