update on special olympics

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Registered: 09-12-2003
update on special olympics
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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 7:04am

So I had a follow up meeting on some additional testing and special ed coordinator was there. We discussed the special olympic thing. She says she gets LOTS of those responses from parents each year. It is in part what you normally think of with special olympics but they also include ALL kids on IEP. They use it as a confidence booster. They compete per ability so Liam would be competing against kids like him with average physical ability and the other kids compete against each other. Was still worried about DH reaction but he is OK with it so Liam will do it. Hopefully I will be able to get some time off to see it.

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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 12:19pm
Oh that is good to know! I can see where you'd be unsure about the whole thing if he was competing against others with more severe issues. That's great that the kids are grouped by ability.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 03-20-2012 - 12:22pm
Oh, That sounds neat. Good luck, So Liam is going to compete in it?

 


 


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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 03-20-2012 - 3:32pm

I'm glad that your DS has the opportunity to do this and feel good about himself.

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 10:43am

I wasn't sure about Special Olympics last year for my son with Asperger's.

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 9:12pm
Sounds like it would be a good thing for him to do :) Especially since they are grouped like that. Let us know how it goes!

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Fri, 03-23-2012 - 5:29pm

That sounds great, I hope he has a great time doing that.

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