March 1, 2017 is the international “Spread the Word to End the Word” day!

The R-word is the word ‘retard(ed)’. Why does it hurt? The R-word hurts because it is exclusive. It’s offensive. It’s derogatory.

Visit to learn more and to take the pledge to commit to using respectful language.

The campaign asks people to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people.  Language affects attitudes and attitudes affect actions.  Pledge today to use respectful, people-first language.

Community Living Huntsville proudly supports the campaing to Spread the Word to End the Word!

Take your pledge today, share it with your friends and encourage them to take the pledge.

Huntsville High School Students are taking the pledge today at the school, as well as members of People First Huntsville who will be at Robinson’s Independent Grocers.

Let’s take the pledge! Words matter!