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IVCC Offers Informational Table For "Spread the Word to End the Word" Campaign

Illinois Valley Community College’s TEACH United, an organization for future educators, and LP's Transition Program will have an informational table from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 in the Student Life Center as part of Special Olympics’ ongoing “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign.


The campus effort encourages members of the IVCC community to stop using the r-word (retard(ed)) and instead think of treating everyone, especially those with intellectual disabilities, with respect.


Participants are invited to sign a pledge banner, grab some free RESPECT items and enter a drawing for RESPECT swag. For information, contact IVCC Disability Services coordinator Tina Hardy at (815) 224-0284 or tina_hardy@ivcc.edu.