Special Olympics serves children and adult athletes with intellectual disabilities. Throughout my 6 years as a special education teacher, I saw amazing mental, emotional, and physical gains this wonderful organization provided my students. My favorite athlete, my "sister" Brooke, is also one of their basketball and floor hockey stars.
Recent changes in education and support service funding could really effect Special Olympics, so I encourage everyone to donate if they can! The program is a great supplement to the skills these children and adults will use throughout their lifetimes!