Teens and college students are the future leaders of Special Olympics.
It's the mission of Special Olympics to show the world the capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities.
We have over 4.5 million athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities around the world.
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a pioneer in the struggle for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
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By Kraig Makohus
The talents of Special Olympics athletes were on full display during the nine-day World Games in Los Angeles. And their achievements continue to make an impact.
Today, the Best Buddies Club at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School is having a meeting to honor Spread the Word to End the Word Day. Kelvin, a Best Buddies ambassador is coming to our school to speak about his experience with Best Buddies and why the r-word is offensive to him.
I am glad to see that there is now a internet collective, creating more widespread awareness of how damaging this type of ignorance can be.
US Assistant Secretary of Labor Kathleen Martinez has penned a great blog on how sports, a cultural force engrained in the American psyche, is a powerful change agent, impacting perceptions about and achievements of people with disabilities.
Chris Parker Hunt
Naba Sharif, M.D.
Christine Parker Hunt