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    1. The Special Olympics calls itself the largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities and a “global social movement” (Special Olympics, 2015). The goal of the organization centers itself on several principles, both for the individual athletes and the larger system. Special Olympics strives to build global communities in the hope of spreading acceptance and education for the population it serves, it strongly and actively advocates for raising awareness to both the accomplishments and obstacles faced by individuals with disabilities. They are the leading research organization on the capabilities of individuals with intellectual disabilities and this research drives them to advocate for individuals in all areas such as…

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    The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, with a mission of providing year round training and competitions to more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries. Special Olympics is a 501 (c)(3) non- profit organization based out of Washington, DC. The organization helps provide a place for children and adults with disabilities to interact in physical activities and competition boosting self-esteem and encouragement.…

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    let me be brave in the attempt” (Special Olympics). The athletes oath is quoted at the beginning of every Special Olympic event. Special Olympics is a competition in which mentally and physically disabled athletes compete in many different types of sports, such as basketball, golf, cheerleading, and bocce ball. It changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance, and inclusion among people with intellectual disabilities. Special olympics provides the athletes with opportunities for…

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    Athletes Compete State-Wide at Special Olympics Texas Summer Games The 47th annual Special Olympics Texas Summer Games offered more than 2,800 athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to compete on a state-wide scale at the University of Texas at Arlington and surrounding venues May 26-29. “This is the most amount of sports we put on in one weekend, at one area,” said Steve Helm, Special Olympics Texas public relations coordinator. “It’s a really great turnout year after year and…

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    This paper is being written to identify and provide demographic information on a population that I am providing services while learning. The name of the organization I am working with over the spring break is identified as Special Olympics. Special Olympics has a lot of remarkable individuals, the only entity different about these individuals are their mental capacity or physical impairment; their learning performances are slightly lower than the average person. Can special needs individual…

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    I have really enjoyed working with the Special Olympic athletes on Thursday nights this semester. Week after week, I am so humbled to be able to spend time with these students, as they always remind me to appreciate and celebrate the little things in life. Along with that, it has been so fun to develop relationships with these individuals. I love listening to them tell stories about what has been happening in their lives throughout the past week. In addition, one of my favorite parts of each…

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    The Special Olympics

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    The special Olympics was a great opportunity to be a part of a global movement. This movement offers children and adults with and without intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. As a volunteer swim timer for the special Olympics my duties consisted of interacting with all participants and coaches. By interacting with most of all coaches and participants, I learned a lot about the leadership of the program and the athletes that competed. However, the focus of this…

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    Planning for Special Olympics Healthy Athletes: Tobacco Avoidance/Cessation The Special Olympics is a global movement to promote the health, wellness and acceptance of those with intellectual disabilities (ID). Special Olympics acts to raise awareness about the abilities and potential of those with ID through sports (“Special olympics: What we do”, 2016). It also aims to promote healthier lifestyles among the athletes by providing health promotion and screening stations at Special Olympics…

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    In high school I had a desire to go to Special Olympics, but when it came down to it, I did not have time and I did not know how to get involved. One day in Foundations of OT we talked about an assignment that we had to participated in which was Special Olympics. I was so excited because I have been wanting to for a very long time. On April 30, 2016 I drove to Westminster Christian Academy excited more than ever, wondering whom was I going to be paired with or if this athlete and I would…

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    up. Why can't every athlete do this? This commercial opens up with cheerful music in a picturesque scene. The current scene takes place at a Special Olympics track meet. There is a group of six runners who take off running. The boy in first place suddenly takes a tumble while everyone else continues running. While running by, one of the female runners stops and gives him a hand to get back on his feet. Not only does she help him up, the whole group of runners come back to run with him…

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