Monarch, Epiphany students raise awareness about Developmental Disabilities, pledge to stop the use of the R-word

epiphanyDuring the service the students also discussed the “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign, which encourages people to stop the use of the R-word. After the program, students signed a banner pledging their commitment to ban the word. The banner laden with signatures is now on display at the school.

Savannah Sparks, a student and member of the Footprints for a Change club, said DD Awareness is an important issue for her and her fellow club members and she hopes through the chapel service people learned to stop using the R-word.

“There are many people in this world who are different from our standards of ‘normal,’ and we want to end the judgment and help people learn more about their situations,” she said.