Special Olympics operates all the time and is aimed at building the self confidence of people with a learning disability. For the first time in 12 years, people with a learning disability are being allowed to compete as part of the Paralympic Games next week. The learning disability events were dropped from the Games 12 years ago when a Spanish basketball team was suspected of faking learning disability to win in the Paralympics. There's an article in the Guardian at http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jul/24/learning-disabled-athletes-olympics
This is something positive about learning - and other disabilities. They need your support and their profile raised. Watch them and talk about it. I will be. It's only a little thing but every little helps. If you, or a learning disabled person you care for is interested, contact Special Olympics even after the Olympics are over - they operate all the time.
Best wishes to all our learning disabled - and people with other disabilities - for the Paralympic Games. Go for it.