The School Language Project
Words and language have a profound effect on people. People with intellectual disabilities of all kinds – autism, Down syndrome, fetal alcohol disorders, and learning disabilities to name a few – have all faced discrimination of some kind or another. They have been labeled and called names. They hear the ‘R word’ every day – on TV, on the radio, and in the hallways of their school. This workshop is intended to help students understand the importance and impact of their words on students with intellectual disabilities.