The Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos included cuts to Special Olympics funding in her budget proposal. For those of us with special needs kids, there are few places where we can feel even a little bit welcome, let alone at home. For many families, Special Olympics provides a refuge, not just a place to compete in sports and games. Athletics is important for all children. It teaches how to win, how to lose, perseverance. It builds social skills. It creates a community. Special Olympics is all that and much more. To cut it is but a drop in the bucket of the budget but sends a clear message. A losing message. See the CNN report here.
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