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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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!