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Growing Pains

Three Little Kings (blog)

Jan 6, 2012
Ending the R-word

Huffington Post

Jan 9, 2012
National effort aims to curb use of 'R-word'

USA Today

Jan 30, 2012
My Thoughts on the Misuse of the Word “Retarded”!

I Am JuJu (blog)

Jan 30, 2012
Local Singer Promoting ‘Spread The Word To End The Word’

CBS Pittsburgh    

Jan 31, 2012
School campaigning to end 'r-word'

Gaston Gazetter

Feb 6, 2012
Despite Increased Awareness, The R-word is Alive and Well

Autism Key

Feb 15, 2012
SAAC teams up with Special Olympics for second annual Spread the Word to End the Word campaign

Central Michigan Life

Feb 26, 2012
Ending Use of the 'R' Word

Arizona Public Media

Feb 27, 2012
March Brings Annual Day of Action to Stop the R-Word: Mother’s Perspective

Yahoo! Sports

Feb 28, 2012
Senate unanimously agrees to remove the ‘R-Word’ from state law

 Des Moines Register

Feb 29, 2012
Mardi Gras parade float raises awareness of the 'R-word'

Burlington Free Press

Mar 1, 2012
OSU hopes to end use of derogatory word

The Daily O'Collegian

Mar 1, 2012
Vt Special Olympians work to stop the R-word

WCAX

Mar 1, 2012
Helena students take pledge against the R-word

KXLH

Mar 2, 2012
Special Olympics hopes to curtail use of the 'R-word'

NECN

Mar 2, 2012
Working together to end the R-word

Austin Daily Herald

Mar 3, 2012
Over 40 schools unite across the state to raise awareness about the R-word

Newark Post Online

Mar 3, 2012
Local high school receives grant, holds rally to end R-word

Star News Online

Mar 3, 2012
Campaigns work to end casual use of the "R-word"

The Daily Texan

Mar 5, 2012
University of Kansas Professor Urges People to Stop Using the “R” Word

Fox 4 Kansas City

Mar 5, 2012
Watch your language: Stop using the R-Word

The Washington Times

Mar 5, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word campaign launches its fourth year, SAAC promotes movement at basketball games

Central Michigan Life (CMU student newspaper)

Mar 5, 2012
Erasing the “R” word from state laws

Radio Iowa

Mar 6, 2012
Trying to end ‘the word'

Watauga Democrat

Mar 6, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign

My Life with Zane (blog)

Mar 6, 2012
Use your voice. Spread the word to end the word.

Found the Marbles (blog)

Mar 6, 2012
The New R-Word: RESPECT!

Widening Circle (blog)

Mar 6, 2012
The R-word

Little Pieces of Heaven (blog)

Mar 6, 2012
Spread the word to end the word

Adventures in Extreme Parenting (blog)

Mar 6, 2012
Be a Fan of All Athletes Everywhere; Spread the Word to End the Word

Meister Blogger

Mar 6, 2012
Retard!… That’s So Retarded. *Let’s Change.*

The 'Mental'-ist Mom Blog

Mar 6, 2012
Why I Fight To Spread The Word To End The Word

Mom Knows it All (blog)

Mar 6, 2012
Would you call my child a retard?

Love that Max (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
The Last Minority Slur at Harvard

The Harvard Crimson (student newspaper)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the word to end the R-word

North Texas Daily (student newspaper)

Mar 7, 2012
Community Challenge | Do your part to end the R-word

Courier Journal

Mar 7, 2012
One student's quest to eliminate the 'R word'

9 News Colorado

Mar 7, 2012
Is The R-Word Just A Word, Or Is It A Reflection Of Intolerance In Our World?

The R-word Reporter (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word: It All Starts With Us

Maria Shriver (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Be the Change

Sycamore Sisters (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
R is for Remarkable—Nothing Less

Plum-Oakmont Patch

Mar 7, 2012
Evaluate Your Language, No R-Word

The Ram (Fordham University student newspaper)

Mar 7, 2012
Colorado State fraternity spreads the word to end the word

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Mar 7, 2012
Special Olympics works to end ‘r-word’

 The Observer (Notre Dame student newspaper)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word strives to end derogatory usage of ‘retard(ed)’

Daily Illini (University of Illinois student newspaper)

Mar 7, 2012
Locals seek to end use of 'R-word'

Central Wisconsin Hub

Mar 7, 2012
Montana students take pledge against the "r-word"

KTVQ Montana

Mar 7, 2012
Eliminating The "R" Word

KIMT Iowa

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word! Take the Pledge!

Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

Wolf Hirschhorn

Mar 7, 2012
Spread it. End it. That's all.

Fighting Monsters with Rubber Swords (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Word Full Wednesday: R-word

Journey of the Bees (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
The R-Word and the Courage to Say I’m Sorry

Thin Places-Faith, Family and Disability

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word.

My Stubborn Little Miss (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Quinnipiac aims to spread respect

Quinnipiac Chronicle

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word, End the Word

Life as we know it (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread The Word To End The Word

Reigning in Portland (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

In Her Chucks (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
IT'S NOT JUST A WORD.....

Penny's Peeps (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

My Beautiful Life (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

According to Dude (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Awareness

Life's Little Surprises (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
And Again: A Word That Slip Off Our Tongues

Countering (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Ending the R-word: Ban it or understand it?

CNN

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

Special Olympics New Jersey Blog

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

Attack of the Red Neck Mommy (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
End the Word

Life's Unexpected Blessings (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Mom to Mom: The R-Word

Chambana Moms

Mar 7, 2012
Radnor Students Pledge to Drop the R-Word

NBC 10 Philadelphia

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

That Shaker of Salt (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
That's so retarded!

Inclusion - More than just a Word (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Suckerpunched by the "R" word

The Hartley Hooligans (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
It's Not Just Another Word

The Betty and Boo Chronicles (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
At times I can have a pretty foul mouth, but nothing is as offensive as…

World (and Lunar) Domination (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
The R-Word, My Kryptonite

 Oak Park-River Forest Patch

Mar 7, 2012
Think about her

 Holly Anissa (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Fort Collins student campaigns against 'R-word'

Coloradoan

Mar 7, 2012
Confessions of a former “R” word user

 A Day in Mollywood (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
To Me…

The Flight of Our Hummingbird (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
He hears you, he understands you

Adventures in Juggling (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Wauwatosa East students pledge to end the “R” word

 Fox 6 Milwaukee

Mar 7, 2012
SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD

Prayers for Mason (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Wellesley spReads the woRd to end the woRd

The Real Women of Wellesley (College blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

 Literacious (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Not Just A Word

 My Sweet Warrior Princess (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
A day when people listen to the power of their own words

Outrageous Fortune (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Respectful Heart

Our Crowded Heart (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
WIZARDS: Washington Wizards Partner with Special Olympics

 District Sports Page

Mar 7, 2012
Augustana Students Push to End the 'R Word'

Augustana

Mar 7, 2012
End the R Word

 Fractured Family Tales

Mar 7, 2012
Fran Pavley, California State Senator, Introduces Bill To Strip The Word 'Retarded' From State Laws

Huffington Post

Mar 7, 2012
The Mom Spot: Let’s Talk About Respect

Meriden Patch

Mar 7, 2012
Hey, don't say that! Spreading the word to end the word

The Orange County Register

Mar 7, 2012
UTA Volunteers hosts event for Spread the Word to End the Word

The Shorthorn (University of Texas Arlington)

Mar 7, 2012
Shelby Student Honored For Trying To Stop Use Of R-Word

WMFD

Mar 7, 2012
Sticker Bombing at Santa Barbara High School

KEYT

Mar 7, 2012
I’m Not The Word Police, But I Am Asking You Not To Say “Retard”

Babble (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

Eating Bender (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

Crazy and Cool with a side of Crafty (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Wow, that's so…

Light and Shadow (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

Surprising Sweetness (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
The R-Word

Forever in Mom Genes (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

The Nocking Point (Bow & Arrow Productions blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

Motherhood and other adventures (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

Tots to Teens Magazine

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

Camp PALS (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word…

 Life with my Special K's (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Soul*Full Message ~ Spread the Word to End the Word

Catherine Just (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

 Two Women Blogging (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
My Story: Spread the Word to End the Word

My Autism, My Voice (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
The R-word

Sunflower Girl (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word…

Monkey Musings (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

(Wild) Rice for all Seasons (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Be Better Than That: Stop Using The ‘R’ Word!

Extraordinary Mommy (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

 The Impact (Mercer College Newspaper)

Mar 7, 2012
That's So Retarded

This Side of Ordinary (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

What it means to love (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word: The Next Generation

 Learning as I go (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

Precious Piper (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Who Says That?

 Nuts about Nathan (blog)

Mar 7, 2012
Stop calling my son a retard: One mom's crusade

Today Moms

Mar 7, 2012
Eliminating The "R" Word

KIMT

Mar 7, 2012
Special Olympics, Best Buddies Join Forces To Ban The 'R-Word'

Huffington Post

Mar 7, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

Fox 8

Mar 7, 2012
Buddying up at Brennan

The Sun Chronicle

Mar 8, 2012
Special awareness assembly at Spencer High School

The Daily Reporter

Mar 8, 2012
St. Louis Arc Flash Mob Hits Westport

 Creve Coeur Patch

Mar 8, 2012
Campaign to eliminate use of 'R-word' backed by Special Olympics

Quincy Herald-Whig

Mar 8, 2012
Sticks and Stones

Luckiest (blog)

Mar 8, 2012
Wizards Players Take Part in Special Olympics Basketball Game

 Washington Wizards Blog

Mar 8, 2012
Campaign aims to end hateful 'r-word'

Delaware Online

Mar 8, 2012
SALINE: High school students rally to end use of "r-word" (with video)

The Saline Reporter

Mar 8, 2012
Battle Against Bullying: The 'R' Word

NBC 4i

Mar 8, 2012
Pontiac students' R-word video goes viral

The Pantagraph

Mar 8, 2012
Spread the word balloon launch

WDTN

Mar 8, 2012
Fossil Ridge freshman's effort to stand up to cruelty, end 'R-word,' praised

The Coloradoan

Mar 8, 2012
“Spread the Word to End the Word”

Farmer Pride Daily (High School Newspaper)

Mar 9, 2012
Eradicating the stigma of stupid?

 Tulane Hullabaloo (college newspaper)

Mar 9, 2012
Dighton-Rehoboth students ‘spread the word to end the word’

Taunton Daily Gazette

Mar 9, 2012
The end of the word.

Here's the Thing (blog)

Mar 9, 2012
Mizzou Unity Coalition walks to 'End the Word'

The Maneater (Missouri University student paper)

Mar 10, 2012
Rated R: Students sign pledge against insensitive word

Baraboo News Republic

Mar 10, 2012
OUR VIEW: Understanding the power of a word

Wicked Local Wesport

Mar 12, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

The Blue and Gold (Malden HS newspaper)

Mar 13, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

 Ranters Dot On&On&On (blog)

Mar 13, 2012
Spread the Word to End the Word

WHTM

Mar 13, 2012
The Road to Respect

 Special Olympics Project UNIFY Blog

Mar 13, 2012
Students pledge to say no to the R-word

Park Record

Mar 13, 2012
Hamilton resolution ends the use of the 'R-word' in district schools

Mercer Regional News

Mar 14, 2012
Plymouth students want people to stop using the R-word

Click on Detroit

Mar 14, 2012
Changing 'R' words

Morris Daily Herald

Mar 14, 2012
Best Buddies fight casual use of 'R-word'

The Tennessean

Mar 14, 2012
The "R" word is hurtful

Columbia Tribune

Mar 14, 2012
Project Unify Club pledge signing drive to “Spread the Word To End the Word” at FHS

The Fillmore Gazette

Mar 14, 2012
TEMECULA: Students agree not to use ‘R’ word

The Press-Enterprise

Mar 15, 2012
Silver Lake Regional High School fights bullying with ‘This is Me Week’

Enterprise News

Mar 16, 2012
Kentucky families and groups consider the 'R' word a 'minority slur'

Courier Journal

Mar 16, 2012
Rugby Middle students step up to challenge of organizing 5K

Blue Ridge Now

Mar 19, 2012
Students Team Up to Ban the 'R' Word

High Point University News

Mar 20, 2012
Orange High students stop using "R" word

WKYC

Mar 20, 2012
Sticks and stones and the 'R' word

Battle Creek Enquirer

Mar 20, 2012
Students sign up to stop saying the R-word

Click On Detroit

Mar 20, 2012
Boiling Springs High School students sign pledge to stop use of 'R-word'

West Shore Community News

Mar 22, 2012
Oñate's Advocates in Action promote awareness, respect

 Las Cruces Sun News

Mar 26, 2012
Fort Collins teenager leads an effort to end use of the term "retard"

Denver Post

Mar 27, 2012
Spreading the word to end the R word

Gaston Gazette

Apr 27, 2012
Chrisman’s Fourth Annual ‘Spread The Word’ A Success

Independence School District

Mar 30, 2012
R-Word: Take The Pledge

 Hello Giggles

Mar 30, 2012
Doing Away with the R-word

Manchester Newspapers

Apr 2, 2012
It’s Time to End Use of the “R” Word

Colorado Healthcare News

Apr 6, 2012

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Girl Scout Troop 4348

March 6, 2013 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hosting an event at our school as part of a troop service project and the school's Respect Initiative Program by educating/promoting students & staff about the R-word campaign and holding a pledge station for students/staff to sign a pledge banner.
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Pep Rally in Kentucky

April 23, 2012 06:00 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.
Students will interact with Special Olympic athletesand administrators. Student work will be displayed and relay games will be played. 
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