Spread the Word Inclusion
Join in the state-wide celebration on Wednesday, March 3. Compete against other schools to get your entire school community to pledge to include!
Join in the state-wide celebration on Wednesday, March 3. Get your entire school community to pledge to include!
SPREAD THE WORD >> INCLUSION, a campaign created and reimagined by youth, is intended to promote the creation of a new reality: inclusion for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This campaign empowers grassroots leaders across Maryland to engage and influence their schools, communities, and workplaces by advocating for language and practices that are respectful and inclusive of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The annual day of awareness is held on the first Wednesday of March. While most activities are centered on or near that annual day in March, people everywhere can help spread the word throughout their communities and schools year-round through pledge drives, youth rallies, and online activation.
Spread the Word to End the Word (now Spread the Word>> Inclusion) was founded by college students, and continues to be led by passionate young people, along with Special Olympics athletes and Best Buddies participants across the United States and in many other parts of the world.
Language affects attitudes. Attitudes impact actions. Fostering positive and respectful language and action is essential to the movement for the full, dignified inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in all elements of society.
Join athlete leader David Godoy for a short 7-week course to learn some basic Spanish words and phrases. Each session is an hour-long. You should try to attend all 7 weeks each Friday 4-5 PM: Friday, Feb. 12 Friday, Feb. 19 Friday, Feb. 26 Friday, March 5 Friday, March 12 Friday, March 19 Friday, March…