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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Action: Sharing information about Special Olympics Texas (SOTX)

Submitted by: Margaret Larsen

Member: Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities (appointed by the Governor of Texas)


“For more than 40 years, Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) has been committed to providing year-round sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Furthermore, Special Olympics focuses on providing programming that empowers athletes and fosters social change, starting with youth, through programs like Young Athletes and Meet in the Middle. These unique programs are changing the lives of school-age children in Texas, bringing together students with and without intellectual disabilities in the classroom to foster inclusion and acceptance. To learn more about SOTX's efforts to improve the quality of life for our athletes, visit and”


Anonymous said...

Thank you for supporting and advocating on behalf of all Texans who have a disability. You are respected by all, no matter where they choose to receive services, State Supported Living Centers and community supports.

Belinda Gaddis said...

My son receives benefits under the CLASS waiver program. Benefits we could not afford otherwise. Benefits which are essential to his development. Benefits which are not covered by our personal insurance.

My son is a Special Olympics athlete and my husand is the team's coach. I sit on the Board of Directors of the Down Syndrome Association of Houston. We are involved in the community. We are involved in our son's life.

Please remember that each cut that is made is a cut to a person's services.