special olympics?!?!?

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Registered: 09-12-2003
special olympics?!?!?
Wed, 03-07-2012 - 12:47pm

So Liam came home all excited last week about a form he got in school for us to sign. "i want to do it" ok honey I wll look at it when we get settled. Well it was for special olymipics and DH went crazy and I fumbled to try to explain it to Liam.

Now he I call him "special" needs

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Thu, 03-08-2012 - 1:29pm

From their website for my state:

Who is eligible to participate in Special Olympics? To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics, you must be at least eight years old and identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disability, cognitive delays as measured by formal assessment, or significant learning or vocational problems due to cognitive delay that require or have required specially designed instruction.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 03-08-2012 - 6:38am
Could you use it as an opportunity to volunteer? I think special olympics is different than the needs your child has, And its not like an autism event or fundraiser either.. I know someone whose nephew has downs and she's pretty involved with the special olympics, It's a great cause but I don't think ALL special needs fall in that category, Those teachers should know more. Special Olympics has a website too.....



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Registered: 10-08-2004
Wed, 03-07-2012 - 7:46pm
I am just wondering why the teacher would send something like that home with a child like Liam without speaking with the parents first? It seems to me b/c he is in a regular classroom and is not MR but has some LD's he might not like you said 'fit the mold' for special olympics.


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Registered: 02-24-2010
Wed, 03-07-2012 - 1:17pm

From what your post says, it doesn't sound like your ds would qualify.

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