Heiman Elementary in Evans, Colorado
On May 1st at Heiman Elementary in Evans, Colorado Nick joined a Scout Troop to share his Spread the Word to End the Word presentation!
Spread the Word to End the Word is a national campaign to encourage people to pledge to stop using the word “retard.” Nick believes in inclusivity and respect for people of all abilities and this presentation is one he loves to give, especially to young people, to show them the impact their words can have.
Nick even participated in the Scout’s pledge, salute and all (with just a little assistance from Job Coach Liz Laney.)
The Scouts were a respectful and fun group, and Nick loved showing them a new way to communicate. The Scouts enjoyed learning to use Nick’s Speech device, and they loved checking out his first book, Helping in Action.
Nick would like to personally thank Rochelle Chapparo for inviting us to the Scout’s meeting, and helping make the event so memorable and fun! Nick would also like to thank the other parents and all of the Scouts and their siblings who attended for their enthusiasm and engagement in Nick’s presentation.
Nick saw some old friends and made some new ones, and is happy to report that the Scouts signed the pledge to end the use of the r-word!
For more information on the Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign, check out their website.
To schedule Nick for a visit to your classroom or event, please contact us via email or on his Facebook.
I’M EXCITED to be going to the Loveland Center for Business Development Community Marketplace, and sell my new book “Helping in Action”. I hope we we have actual books with us, but if we don’t, we will show a sample and take pre-orders. Family, friends, children and adults will want to buy my book. “Helping in Action” will make a nice gift for Birthdays, Christmas, and Easter. I hope you will invite your friends to come to the Marketplace. Be sure and stop to say Hi to me! – Nick Roussos, author and disability expert.
**This event is to showcase local artisans and vendors. It is a great time to find unique gifts (like my book!). There will be food trucks/carts in the parking lot during the event.