There are more than 40,000 athletes in Texas who not only exemplify those qualities and many more, but are also outstanding and accomplished athletes. We invite our Brother Knights to attend upcoming Special Olympics Texas events and witness our athletes’ abilities and “can do” attitudes. Through this kind of involvement, people’s perceptions of those with intellectual disabilities can begin to be changed, hopefully leading toward more accepting and inclusive communities for all.
Words hurt and words matter. Words can cause pain and result in stereotypes that are unfair and damaging to people with intellectual disabilities, and using “Special Olympics” in a negative or derogatory context can be a humiliating put-down to people with special needs..
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