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.
اشترك في الأوليمبياد الخاص في حيّك. اعثر على البرنامج القريب منك.
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احتفل بصديق أو خلّد ذكرى شخص محبوب بواسطة تبرّع للأولمبياد الخاص باسمه.
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Special Olympics has helped me give back to the community and help out with people with disabilities.
By Amie Dugan
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.
I was on a Skype group chat, I was asking who was who and they told me and one person called me stupid but the other called me retarded for not knowing who he was.
I have volunteered with people with special needs at my school for 3 years. I have not only grown to Learn about disabilities I have learned how to befriend people with disabilities. When I hear people use the R word it hurts.
This was my first year volunteering at the Special Olympics in Columbus, Ohio for the Summer Games I will say that that was my first of many years to come.
There was one conference that we hosted that changed my life completely. That conference was Special Olympics. Every time I talk about this I just get so excited because it was such an empowering experience.
One week we were doing this, at the square he let my hand go, balanced himself and put his foot on the ball. He looked up at me with the biggest grin!
I would recommend everyone to volunteer at any Special Olympics wherever is closer to you. It will open up your eyes, and you will realize how much people with disabilities are the same as us.
Douglas & Jannie Kenyon
I work at an ARC home and started a small basketball game for a few of the houses before I found out about special olympics in our area. I got a few of the guys from my house interested and one of the women just went to watch.
I work at an all special education school called Heartwood. I am going to school to teach special education. It has been about two years since I have used the r word.
I am 13 years old and in 1st grade, I had a kid in my class with Down syndrome and ever since I have been volunteering in the special education classes at my school...the r-word is horrible and to me it is considered a curse word
Every Friday, I get to play with a little boy, and I am not even going to define his disability, because after two years of hanging out with him, I look at him and I don't see a disability. I just see an awesome little boy.
أنا شاب تونسي إخترت أن أكون متطوع في هذه الأولمبياد لأني أرى أن هذا نشاط من الواجب القيام به لأني مهتم بالعمل التطوعي و خاصة من ذوي الإعاقة الذهنية أو الأصحاء غير أن الحاجة إلى الوصول إلى قاعدة أوسع من الأفراد ذوي الإعاقة الذهنية لا تزال تواجه بعض الصعوبات والتحديات
I met this young man at a Valentines dance that John I.'s Student Government put together. While setting up this event, I felt really happy for the fact I made a difference.
So I used the r-word to display how childish my close friends were acting. A nearby little girl, she was five, stood up and walked over to me, with tears in her eyes she asked me to stop my use of this word, her best friend was handicapped, and also had a mental disability. I cried and told her how sorry I was.
For the past four years, The University of Findlay’s (Ohio) student organization STRIDE (Students Teaching Respect for Individuals with Disabilities Everyday) hosts a “Spread the Word to End the Word” event to encourage faculty, students, and staff to take the pledge to stop using the “r-word”.
As a student of recreational therapy, I traveled to Costa Rica to participate in a study-abroad program. While I never used the r-word directed at a person, I was still using it as a poor adjective choice.