Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Special Olympics Autism

I have been involved in the Special Olympics for several years now and it is one of the most amazing originations out there.  I work with what is called Unified Sports and it takes students without disabilities and pairs them up with students with disabilities with sports such as Bocce, Tennis and Track.  This allows the students to meet new people and interact with people they may never have met before.  These students become instant friends and recognize them in the hallways, invite them to their lunch table or become friends on facebook.  I have truly seen students come out of their shell in interact as they never have before.  This also teaches the students how to work hard and about teamwork which is huge if these students want to join the workforce eventually.  Sports teaches student with and without disabilities a whole lot and should not be passed up by anybody.

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