我们在全世界拥有超过 450 万各个年龄段的智力残疾运动员。
Eunice Kennedy Shriver 是为智障人士争取权利的先驱者。
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In middle school two boys would always say the r-word. I tried to make them stop but it would not work. I know that word is not right. People need to realize this word hurts.
My grandson with cri du shay, working in special education & then my daughter-in-law who is a special education teacher, all led the way for me to want to be a part of ending: not just the R word but the unkindness & lack of understanding that exists in our society about people with "special needs."
During an incident at a strange house party police were called. When we met with the police the person who had committed the crime had already left the scene.
Teresa Cruz Lynd
Robert is my younger brother and he was born with Down syndrome. At age 25 he suffered a car accident and was left paralyzed from his waist down. This has been 26 years ago. The world should learn from people like Robert, he doesn't see color, race, age, pretty, skinny, fat he loves all people and is always positive about life and God.
My girlfriend's sister is what every one calls the R word. I hear people say it and it hurts me. When i walk down the road or in town with them all I see is people looking and whispering and it hurts me.
Growing up all I had ever known was being at Special Olympics. Now I am proud to say that I am my aunt's (who is in Special Olympics) unified bowling partner!! My boyfriend of almost 2 years has also volunteered to help!
I have volunteered in the DD community since 14 (1970) and was told back then to not use the word. Parents had already covered that.
Ernest Alonzo, CCRC Brimhall, New Mexico
I run fast and so that I can win this game in Albuquerque Special Olympics competitions this weekend. Our coach is very supportive and also our staff says we can do a good job in Special Olympics games.
My brother has been gone for many years, yet maybe I can still be the protector I tried to be as a child. I have allowed friends, who didn't realize what they were doing, to use that word around me. In honor of my brother, no more!