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Special Olympics in Full Swing

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In acknowledgement of the 25th anniversary of the passing of one of the most life-changing civil rights laws in history, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we at Milestone Consulting would like to applaud all participants in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games now being held in Los Angeles.

The Special Olympics were started in 1962 as a backyard day camp by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.  They now represent the world’s largest sports organization for individuals with intellectual disabilities.  This year’s games are host to over 6,500 exceptional athletes from 177 countries who will be competing in 25 sports through August 2nd.

As advocates for those with intellectual and physical disabilities, we are happy to spread the word about the Special Olympics and suggest you  take a look at the incredible group of people participating in this year’s games and to learn more about what these games mean to those involved.

We take pride in caring for our clients, both past and present, with special needs.  The Special Olympics gives those with disabilities the opportunity to show the world their strength and fortitude. With national broadcasts daily, we hope you take the opportunity to watch some of these amazing athletes accomplish their personal goals and fulfill their dreams.

Go to www.la2015.org to find out more including the event’s history, personal stories about the athletes, a schedule of events and much more.

Find a way to get involved!  Volunteers are always needed and roles range from physically volunteering at the games to sponsoring an athlete or making a monetary donation.  It’s easy to become a part of this great tradition and all information is at your fingertips on their website.

Congratulations to all participants!  We recognize that the Special Olympics are emblematic of what everyone is capable of achieving regardless of their disability and we respect and admire everyone involved in this inspirational event.

As the Special Olympics website reminds us, “Excellence is personal achievement, a reflection of reaching one’s maximum potential – a goal to which everyone can aspire.”