Spread the Word to End the Word

Language affects attitudes. Attitudes impact actions. Join Al Sigl Community and take the pledge today!

This March, Al Sigl Community of Agencies joins with the Golisano Foundation and Special Olympics to Spread the Word to End the Word. 

Over 650,000 people have already pledged their support online to end the use of the word retard(ed), which hurts millions of people with intellectual disabilities, their families, and friends. By taking the pledge, you help promote the new R-word: RESPECT

Pledge Now

As part of the campaign, our Move To Include partners are hosting a free screening of the film Diffability Hollywood by local filmmaker Adrian Esposito. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Esposito, hosted by author and movie critic Jack Garner. Learn More

Keep the Conversation Going

Inspired to share why you support this campaign? The Spread the Word site is a great way to stay up-to-date with the campaign and share your story or read why others took the pledge.

If you have a friend, colleague or family member that hasn’t yet taken the pledge, please urge them to do so today. Together we can create communities of acceptance and inclusion for people of all abilities.

Many thanks to our friends at The Golisano Foundation for raising awareness about the importance of Spreading the Word!