Les adolescents et les étudiants sont les futurs responsables de Special Olympics.
Special Olympics a pour mission de montrer au monde les capacités des personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle.
We have over 4.5 million athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities around the world.
Parmi les célébrités qui nous soutiennent, vous pouvez reconnaître le nom d'athlètes olympiens et professionnels, de leaders sociaux, de vedettes du cinéma et des spectacles.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver fut une pionnière dans la lutte pour les droits des personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle.
La direction de notre mouvement provient de leaders issus de gouvernements, du monde des divertissements, des sports et des affaires.
Tous les adultes et les enfants ayant une déficience intellectuelle peuvent devenir des athlètes Special Olympics. Voici comment.
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We are proud to be involved with the Special Olympics as a partner. This charity will be a huge part of what we were called to do.
My name is Derrick Fahnestock. I am 33 years old. I live in North Myrtle Beach, SC. I am here to end the r word.
"That's so retarded." "He is acting retarded!" When people use these expressions, it's typically meant to indicate that something (or someone) was stupid, or maybe just ridiculous. But this is a word that has serious repercussions for the millions of people who have developmental disabilities. It's hurtful. Because "retarded" doesn't mean "stupid."
I worked with children with austism for over 20 years. They have taught me patience and compassion I never knew I had. We all are born with some sort of tools.e People who are challenged have a difficult time showing us what their tools may be. We have to step back and look for what each person is bringing into the world.
When I was younger I never new how harsh the r-word was until I turned 20 and my mom had a baby. He has Down syndrome and he is the smartest baby I ever met.
I have a 30 year old cousin that has severe mental handicaps. When he was in the womb, half of brain didn't form correctly.
Eric Thomas Edwards
I have non-blood brothers and sisters with special needs who have raised me into the man that I am today through camping, fishing, and just being together. My story aint nothin special... I just support my family.
My name is Derrick Fahnestock. I have been a member of Horry County Special Olympics since 2010. I made everlasting friends.
I had a hard time learning things and talking to people, and kids make fun of me and one even called me the r-word and it really hurt my feelings. Please ban this word.
My brother has Downs and is the most amazing kid. When people use the r word, I feel like they are making fun of my brother which cuts me deep.
As a fourth grade teacher last year, I worked from the very first day of school to teach my students about love and acceptance of all individuals. I started by telling them about my own brother who has Down syndrome.
My name is Derrick Fahnestock. I have been disabled all my life. I'm just a slow learner and have been in special ed all my life.
Last year, I was in 6th grade. There was an announcement at our school about a Special Olympics Fan Club meeting. I thought that it would be a lot of fun.
I learned to swim through the Clover Special Olympics program and competed in the Special Olympics Aquatics program. Thanks to Special Olympics, I now have a paying job as a life guard at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center. I now life guard during Special Olympic swim meets!