Nearly 40 medical professionals from five countries in Latin America showed their support for Special Olympics as they gathered in Merida, Mexico to attend a Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Train the Trainer event that instructs medical professionals on how to care for people with intellectual disabilities in different health disciplines. After 3 days of training, each medical professional became a certified Special Olympics Clinical Director. As a Clinical Director, they have the approval to host Special Olympics clinics along with other volunteer medical professionals to treat athletes. The event offered training in the following areas: FUNfitness (physical therapy), Health Promotion (better health and well-being), Special Smiles (dentistry) and Opening Eyes (optometry). The event was hosted by the regional office of Special Olympics Latin America and was held June 12-14.
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