Saturday, August 11, 2012

Special Olympics in Paralympic Games

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

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.

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