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October 14, 2014 | North America: Utah

STOP THE WORD!

By Abigail Poulson

My cousins and me are really close and I always go over to her house and one of her neighbors in disabled and he is so amazing.View Story ▼My cousins and me are really close and I always go over to her house and one of her neighbors in disabled and he is so amazing. When I was over there last he had just gotten out of the hospital so we made their family cookies and gave them to them. We usually go over to his house just to say hi and to hang out with him for a little while. I love it when I'm with him because it makes me feel really good inside.

About Abigail Poulson:I help out in the peer tutor class. And I love that class it is actually my favorite class.
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October 14, 2014 | North America: Ohio

End this R WORD

By Mr Slick

My name is Josh Watson. I have special needs. I AM 29. I hear the R WORD a lot. I've been called the R word in the past. My friends have special needs. They have been called the R WORD.View Story ▼My name is Josh Watson. I have special needs. I AM 29. I hear the R WORD a lot. I've been called the R word in the past. My friends have special needs. They have been called the R WORD, so that's why I want to end this impolite word. I go to a private day program. It's a farm. And I go to STEPPING STONES CAMP ALLYN

About Mr Slick :I go to a private day program it's a farm, go to STEPPING STONES CAMP ALLYN I play sports I play lots of basketball I Play video games go shopping out to eat visit my family in Mississippi
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October 10, 2014 | North America: Utah

Words CAN Hurt You

By Mo Johnson

In my peer tutor class I take, I get to work with super cool kids. Everyday when I come in I get to see just how fun, AMAZING and full of potential these kids are.View Story ▼In my peer tutor class I take, I get to work with super cool kids. Everyday when I come in I get to see just how fun, AMAZING and full of potential these kids are. Even if you don't know anyone with disabilities, please get rid of that word from your mean vocabulary. Spread the word to END the word.

About Mo Johnson:I am in 8th grade and work in a peer tutor class. I love the kids in that class. I adore seeing how happy and amazing everyone in that class is. It breaks my heart to hear people use that word.
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October 09, 2014 | North America: Utah

STOP THE WORD!

By Abigail Poulson

My cousins and me are really close and I always go over to her house and one of her neighbors in disabled and he is so amazing.View Story ▼My cousins and me are really close and I always go over to her house and one of her neighbors in disabled and he is so amazing. When I was over there last he had just gotten out of the hospital so we made their family cookies and gave them to them. We usually go over to his house just to say hi and to hang out with him for a little while. I love it when I'm with him because it makes me feel really good inside.

About Abigail Poulson:I help out in the peer tutor class. And I love that class it is actually my favorite class.
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October 09, 2014 | North America: Utah

Peer Influence CHANGES LIVES

By Jane

I can see the difference it would make if his classmates called him the R-Word instead of cheering him on and smiling at him. I can tell he feels a lot better and confident when he has good friends who love him.View Story ▼I am taking a Peer Tutor Class at school and the boy I help is AMAZING! I take him to his elective class and the teacher and classmates there are VERY nice to him. I can see the difference it would make if his classmates called him the R-Word instead of cheering him on and smiling at him. I can tell he feels a lot better and confident when he has good friends who love him. I thank the teachers and students who have pledged not to use the R-Word because it will really influence his life.

About Jane:I go to TMS.
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