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A SPRINGBOARD FOR
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND
PUBLIC EDUCATION
The Special Olympics World Games have become a platform
for world political leaders and global celebrities to speak
broadly and forcefully about social justice for the 200 million
individuals around the world with intellectual disabilities -
nearly 3 percent of the world's population. These leaders
have lent their voices and support to the Special Olympics
movement because of the strong grassroots power of millions
of athletes, family members, coaches and volunteers who
support Special Olympics globally; and the powerful impact of
the pervasive news media attention given to Special Olympics,
especially during World Games.
World Games are a proven tool to trigger positive changes
in ending discrimination against people with intellectual
disabilities and breaking down fear of difference. The
2007 World Summer Games in Shanghai, China, marked a
turning point in the country's attitudes toward people with
intellectual disabilities. As a direct result of winning the rights
to host the Special Olympics, Shanghai operates a network
of nearly 300 "Sunshine Homes," which provide vocational
training for people with intellectual disabilities.
Similarly, the 2003 World Summer Games in Dublin - the
largest sporting or cultural event ever held in Ireland - united
the country as never before during the Games, and left an
indelible change in attitudes and understanding. More than
30,000 people volunteered and nearly 700,000 watched the
competitions. Soon after the Games, the Irish government
passed a new disability rights bill, announced a 50 million Euro
grant for disability services, and introduced a bill to improve
education for children with intellectual disabilities.

"WHAT STARTED OFF AS AN AVENUE FOR ATHLETES HAS
TURNED INTO A WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT. THIS IS ABOUT
TO CHANGE THE ATTITUDE, CHANGE THE ATTITUDE OF
GOVERNMENTS, CHANGE THE ATTITUDE OF INDIVIDUALS.
THIS IS A CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. THIS IS A MOVEMENT
TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GUARANTEE THAT ALL PEOPLES
IN THE WORLD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED TO
THE DEGREE THEY ARE CAPABLE."
HON. JOE BIDEN,
VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
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