“I Love Special Olympics” Documentary Film

Any Special Olympics athlete will tell you that they love Special Olympics.  And this new documentary film by Axess Film, shows this through a feature documentary film that follows the lives of four athletes from Special Olympics Great Britain.  According to online literature about the film, this heart-warming … Click Here To Continue reading

Famous People with Disabilities

“Disability is not a brave struggle, or ‘courage in the face of adversity.’  Disability is an art.  It’s an ingenious way to live.” Neil Marcus, Artist

As you will see with the famous people in this video, being diagnosed with a disability is normal.

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Special Olympian Educates Children

“It’s not good, it’s not bad, it just is because that’s who I am,” said Garrett Anderson, 23, of Palatine, Ill.

Garrett was born with Down syndrome and has learning disabilities. He is the proud son of Sharon and Randall both 57, and is the younger brother of Seth and … Click Here To Continue reading

Special Olympian Advocates Peace

“I was  bullied by my classmates [and] I was more oppressed by my teachers [in high school] and those kind of figures than my peers,” said Danielle Liebl, 21, of Richmond, Minn.

 Danielle was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at five months old.  She was raised in … Click Here To Continue reading

Special Olympian Defies Labels

By John W. Fountain

[Editor's Note: Originally Published in the Chicago Sun-Times and Reprinted with permission from the author.]

Meet “Dan the Man.” That’s what I call him affectionately on schooldays as I enter my classroom at Roosevelt University.

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"You are the stars and the world is watching you. By your presence, you send a message to every village, every city, every nation. A message of hope. A message of victory. The right to play on any playing field-you have earned it. The right to study in any school-you have earned it. The right to hold a job-you have earned it. The right to be anyone's neighbor-you have earned it!" – Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Founder for Special Olympics International
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." - Albert Einstein, a person with a learning disability (according to LDOnline.org)