Intellectual Disabilities in the 21st Century

These are just a few of the news stories inspired by Special Olympics International’s July 2015 study on Intellectual Disabilities in the 21st Century.

 

Huffington Post

We Aren’t As Informed About Intellectual Disabilities As We Think We Are

Nearly half of the American population doesn’t personally know someone with an intellectual disability, and that’s a problem. A groundbreaking poll released on the eve of this summer’s Special Olympics World Games revealed that personal experience with people with intellectual disabilities strongly influences the ways people perceive such conditions… Read more.

Source: Huffington Post | Alena Hall | August 27, 2015

 

People

Maria Shriver Carries On Her ‘Mummy’s’ Special Olympics Legacy: It ‘Started in Her Own Home, in Her Own Heart’

When it comes to finding your passion, Maria Shriver suggests you look no further than your own backyard. That’s quite literally where her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, found the inspiration to create Camp Shriver, a summer camp for people with intellectual disabilities that eventually evolved into the Special Olympics… Read more.

Source: People | Tierney McAfee | July 28, 2015