FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kudos to Katie Pullano for stepping up to the plate and asking her classmates to take the pledge against the R-word. Harwood is a SOTX Unified Partner and Harwood Junior High School student in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford I.S.D. On March 7, the fourth annual Spread the Word to End the Word Awareness Day, Pullano and her classmates signed the Spread the Word banner as a promise not to use two very hurtful words - retard and retarded.
The Spread the Word to End the Word campaign was created by students with and without intellectual disabilities in 2009 to foster communities of respect for men, women and children with intellectual disabilities.
About Special Olympics Texas
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