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Personal Stories

Over and over, parents tell of the isolation they felt upon learning that their child had an intellectual disability. Then they explain how Special Olympics Florida delivered hope, a place to belong, and a sense of community. In Special Olympics, family members gain a support network of people with similar concerns, questions, and life experiences; help finding medical expertise and community resources; and a place of acceptance, respect, and belonging. Through their participation in Special Olympics, athletes form better and stronger core relationships, and parents and siblings see firsthand the unique talents and skills of their loved ones.

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