Take the pledge, change the way you talk. RESPECT those who are differently abled. Grow up! There are lots of ways I can say it. I'm asking you to stop saying things like "that's retarded", "your retarded", "I'm retarded", or "look at those retards". This isn't a word the world just gets to throw around and miss use. This is a word that the medical world uses to describe my baby, and my dearest friends children. Its not a word you get to use when you mess up, when you don't like something, or when you see someone different than you.
Today I pledge to stand up for Alex when I hear someone use the R word in front of me, I'm not going to let it go, I'm not going to tolerate it. I pledge to be respectful, but I will not stand by anymore, its too important. Change will only happen if we do something. Help me out by taking the pledge and dropping this word from your vocabulary!
Take the pledge today!!!!! Change, It matters.
As Teri said on her perfectly written post today, let Alex know you have his back and leave a comment below!