Special Olympics piece on All Things Considered missed the mark
The "coming up" blurb at mid-hour said that we would be hearing about the benefits of Special Olympics from the athletes' perspectives, but then the quotes were all from parents of athletes. One was from a parent of a person with a disability who has not been a Special Olympics athlete. Really, it's not that hard to find a Special Olympics athlete who is verbal and can discuss his or her experiences; I know of several dozen such people. They undid the whole message about opportunities for people with disabilities by presenting the athlete's point of view through having a nondisabled person speak for them.
Posted by eeka on Tuesday, August 11, 2009