'R-Word' awareness at Lewiston Middle School

Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Pam Butler, left, helps to "spread the word" as Alyah Simard, 13, listens in her eighth-grade science class at Lewiston Middle School on Wednesday. Staff at LMS wore shirts with "Spread the Word to End the Word" featured on the front in an effort to end the use of the word "retard." People with intellectual disabilities were once referred to as mentally retarded. The proper terminology now is "someone with intellectual disabilities," said life skills teacher Judy Howard. The "R-word" is still commonly used and staff is trying to change that, said Butler, special education director at LMS.

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RONALD RIML's picture

Thought it would be 'R'epublican

They're no friends of Education.......

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