Los adolescentes y los estudiantes universitarios son los futuros líderes de Olimpiadas Especiales.
La misión de Olimpiadas Especiales es mostrar al mundo las capacidades de las personas con discapacidad intelectual.
Tenemos más de 4.5 millones de atletas de todas las edades con discapacidad intelectual en todo el mundo.
Nuestras celebridades colaboradoras son personas de Olimpiadas Especiales, atletas profesionales, líderes sociales y estrellas del cine y de la música.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver fue una pionera en la lucha por los derechos de las personas con discapacidad intelectual.
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My brother has Downs Syndrome and has participated in Special Olympics for years. He was an inspiration to me. I became a coach for Special Olympics myself. I support this cause to make people more understanding and open minded to those who are different.
I have always felt this way, but after dating someone with mild disability and seeing how smart and how much information he retains. It's amazing, I Love that kid and his inner strength
Almost 3 years ago I lost my best friend, my cousin, my smile. He was 25 and he was found incoherent in the bathroom. We couldn't get into the bathroom for a couple hours after.
I have a horse rider that i teach her name is gabbi and shes is beautiful! as she says!!
When I was growing up I had a cousin who was much older than me. She had disabilities. I remember visiting her house with my family and I brought a friend.
Let's try to stop the r word cause it's gross. We don't need that word in our life. People with special needs are not any different from normal people, so give them respect.
My brother was born with the inability to walk or talk. That never hindered his ability to love or support anyone in his life. Learning how to be selfless and strong during countless setbacks in life is easily the best lesson I could have learned from him.
In high school I was the president of Best Buddies. One day, while we were all sitting around playing Uno, one of our buddies came up to me and began to cry. When I asked her why she was crying...
PHIL WETZLER (HEAD COACH, BALTIMORE CITY AQUATICS TEAM)
In 2008, as head coach of the Baltimore City Special Olympics Maryland swim team, I brought to Baltimore a talented swimmer with Down syndrome, who owned, at that time, over 15 world records for "special needs" athletes.
This Is Me
At first, I didn't think I could do anything about their use of the word, but when they called my best friend's mother the r-word, something exploded inside of me. I approached them, and explained that it was hurtful to me and many others when they used the r-word.
Many years ago my daughter was competing in Summer Games at the University of Maryland for aquatics. I was sitting in the stands with the athletes waiting for them to be staged when I saw Mrs. Shriver.
I help a 3rd grade class in the morning and one day a 3rd grader said "That's retarded" and a child with downs spoke up and said "No, no we don't use that word." Now every time I hear the word I speak up and say something about it
Sometimes you can win without even being able to see the finish line. Jerry Gatton is a runner. He is determined and eager.
In addition to having an intellectual disability, he was born blind.
Amy Genevieve Kozak
Through the age of 14-25 , from high school to employment I would get picked on & bullied in school due to me having epilepsy.
When we were little, my brothers would sit on the porch. I remember hot summer days ... Kids would pass by saying the r-word and throwing things at my brothers.
what word can I use to describe a person who is intellectually deficient? 2-3 syllables please. i am old and rather out-of-it so I am sincerely asking.
I am an autistic woman and I have been called the R-word before. It hurts because people automatically assume I am intellectually disabled but I'm not.
The r word should not be used at any point of time because it is mean and hurtful to others nationwide
You meet one family member, your perspective of life will change. If somebody ever says the r-word I correct them and tell them Ava's story.
I have been on bowling leagues for over 40 years and this year on one of my leagues we have a special boy names Zac. He's a Special Olympics athlete with autism and a fantastic bowler.
I cannot imagine the intense feeling a person with an intellectual disability may feel by someone with or without a disability using the r-word.
I assume you have seen the news piece which recently aired in the DC area, but just in case, following is the related link
Please take a few minutes of your day to read this great opinion piece from the Washington Post on the power of Special Olympics and specifically of Unified Sports.