Brooksville woman fights to end R-word after being bullied
Elizabeth O’Brien knows how painful it can be to have someone make fun of you. Kids have thrown rocks at her while calling her the R-word. Now, she’s fighting to End the R-word in Florida.
Self-Advocates Travel to Florida Capitol To Raise Awareness About R-word
The R-word is extremely hurtful to people with intellectual disabilities. Self-advocates from SunUp Arc in South Florida spent time at The Florida Capitol asking lawmakers to End the R-word in Florida.
Mother of Self-Advocate Asks Governor and Legislature To Support Intellectual Disabilities Bill
Ana Maria Miyares is a parent of a son with an intellectual disability. Andy Miyares is an accomplished world traveler, athlete and advocate for people with disabilities. Ana Maria is asking legislators and Governor Scott to support SB 142 and HB 1119, the Intellectual Disabilities Bill.
Andy Miyares is an international traveler and self-advocate from The Arc of South Florida who is passionate about the End the R-word in Florida campaign. He is supporting Florida’s Intellectual Disabilities Bill.
Tyler Creamer from the Chautauqua Learn and Serve Charter School in Panama City testified for The Arc of Florida before the Florida House Health and Human Services Committee to support the Intellectual Disabilities Bill. Moments later, the committee unanimously passed the bill.
Self Advocates – The Arc of South Florida
Some of the best testimonials about the R-word come from individuals with intellectual disabilities. We recently spent time at The Arc South Florida asking people why they want to End the R-word in Florida. Please take a moment and listen to their stories.
Derrick Sneed of The Arc Big Bend testified before a House subcommittee asking lawmakers to End the R-word in Florida.
George King is a parent who knows firsthand what it’s like to have someone make fun of your child because of a disability. He shared the story of his family’s recent experience at a local fair with legislators at The Florida Capitol.
Tricia-The Arc Jacksonville
Tricia, a self-advocate at The Arc Jacksonville, speaks about her support of the End the R-word in Florida campaign.
Self-Advocates at UPARC, Inc.
Self-Advocates at UPARC, Inc. in Pinellas County gathered recently to support the End the R-word in Florida campaign.
Moira Rossi is tired of hearing the R-word in Florida, but there’s something we can do about it. Join the movement and End the R-word in Florida!