With the release of the somewhat controversial movie "Bully", it makes me realize the importance of the "R-Word campaign.
From the End the R-word Campaign.
The effects of the R-word on people with ID and their families and friends
How "retardation" went from a clinical description to a word of derision
Why "intellectual disability" is replacing "mental retardation"
Rosa’s Law and Legislature Challenges
Advocates explain why the R-word is so hurtful when used in jokes or as part of everyday speech.