المراهقون وطلاب الجامعات هم القادة المستقبليون للأولمبياد الخاصة
إنه من صميم عمل الأولمبياد الخاص أن يظهر للعالم قدرات الناس ذوي الإعاقات الفكرية.
لدينا 4,5 مليون رياضي من كل الأعمار من ذوي الإعاقات الفكرية من جميع أنحاء العالم.
مدعّمونا من المشاهير هم رياضيون أولمبيون، ورياضيون محترفون، وقادة اجتماعيون، ونجوم السينما والموسيقى.
يونيس كينيدي شرايفر كانت رائدة في النضال من أجل حقوق الناس ذوي الاحتياجات الخاصة.
توجيه حركتنا يأتي من زعماء الحكومة، والترفيه، والرياضة و الأعمال.
كل الناس الراشدين والأطفال ذوو الإعاقات الفكرية بإمكانهم أن يصبحوا رياضيّي الأولمبياد الخاص. إليك كيف.
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I've transported to the hospital in the past month with the seizure, I heard the ambulance people use the R word. That really ticked me off so I decided to write a letter to the company that transported me the hospital.
I'm a senior in high school and have volunteered with the special needs community since about 7th grade. It's hard being an advocate for this cause as a teen because there is of course judgement and the "why do you care?" question.
In day to day life, using the r-word is something that you use without thought. By using it to describe an outfit, stranger, or friend I never knew how much I used the word until a peer came up to me and asked me a question.
"Why do they call me names like retard? I don't understand."
Diran N. Tookmanian
When I came home from serving as a First Division MP in Vietnam I found that the family that had lived across the street had moved to a nearby town. They were friends and had children my age. They also had a young son who had several poorly understood "disabilities."
We need to get rid of this word as well as get rid of bullying and ridiculing people who are different and special in their own way. We are human beings and have feelings just like everyone else.
My school is notorious for using the R word. I am a freshman in high school. What am I supposed to do? Well the other day I stepped up and asked my teacher if I could speak to my class about the R word.
Kayla aka KayBearDabs
I support Special Olympics for many reasons. The first reason on my list is the love of sports and how Special Olympics allows everyone to participate in a sport no matter what their challenges are.
I have had some very special loving children and young adults touch my life. When I have been sad they have always given me a big smile. When I have needed a hug they have been there.
I named my son Forest; 3 years before the movie Forest Gump came out.... (his favorite movie btw). And people everywhere think it is okay to tease him with the phrase "run Forest, run"
Often when people use the word "retarded" they also use a hand symbol where they twist their hand up to their chest to symbolize someone's unintelligence.
Mandi Steward Steward Ballinger
Everytime I see an individual on FB use the r-word I report it as a hate speech and everytime FB tells me that it doesn't count.
In elementary school, I didn't have that many friends. The first person that ever befriended me was a guy named Adam. He has down syndrome, but he is the sweetest person I've ever met.
I detest hearing anyone use the R word no matter in what context or situation. It literally makes my blood boil to hear the word.
There is a life changing patience and respect you learn when you work with children with special needs. Every worry or previous thought I had ever had about people with special needs were blown out of the water.
“Could you for one second stop being retarded and act normal?” I asked my 10-year-old daughter, D’Andra. She looked at me and her eyes got big, then she started crying.
Four years ago, I used to use the R word because I didn't think much of it. One day, my youngest sister told me that using the R word is demeaning to the people who have intellectual disabilities.
I was so offended I emailed the radio station to let them know how upsetting the word is along with a link to this website. I'm hoping they take this to heart--they are a decent radio station and do not have "shock jocks".
I volunteer at the YMCA challenger program to Help kids with special needs play sports and when ever anyone says the r-word I Get so mad!
My Friend Cordell I don't know what he has. when I see him walk through the halls of school everyone says what he says because he speaks thing out loud and he's a 7th grader and I'm a 6th grader.
How I love going to my grandsons' baseball games! But one evening. . .
There was a very attractive, neat looking young lady sitting on the bleachers next to me. When the umpire made a call she didn't agree with, she began yelling at him: "Retard!"