"We have a silent epidemic in this country. Children with special needs remain the primary targets of bullies in schools across this country. Health care continues to discriminate against people with intellectual disabilities. Employers still don't have the solution for hiring people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics is not just a nice event...We're a social inclusion movement fighting discrimination and prejudice...The current House budget eliminated [funding]. It's not a hair cut, it's a guillotine."
---Special Olympics Chairman and CEO Tim Shriver
As I said to a friend who first alerted me to the budget cuts, maybe members of the House would like to come over and take candy from my baby as well. For shame!
for new parents of a child with Down syndrome ..."There’s so much to consider! About learning how to manage prejudice, and about what to say and when to say it, and about how to juggle schedules and therapies and all that. There’s forgiveness, for all of us, and strength, and love, and hope, too. And faith, in yourself, and your child. Let your child show you the way. You will find it, together, and it will be amazing. It will be all the things you hoped it would be; it’s all there, waiting for you."