Ellen Stumbo


Is ‘special needs’ the new ‘r-word’?

Sometimes “special needs” is used as a replacement for the “r-word.”

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For the last 10 years, the Special Olympics have campaigned to end the use of the word “retard” and “retarded.” Its “Spread the Word to End the Word” emphasizes the hurt the “r-word” causes people with intellectual disabilities.

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