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Austin's going to be in the Special Olympics!!!!

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Old 03-10-2006, 12:04 PM   #1
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My little boy is going to be an Olympian, I hope? He's finally 8 and he can participate in the Olympics, but he has to have a Physical first. He is very active and I know he would enjoy doing anything with other children. Does anyone have a child that's been in the Special Olympics? My problem is that Austin loves to play, but really doesn't get the concept of "playing baseball" where you hit the ball and run to the bases. Does anyone have any suggestions or comments? -AMBER

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Old 03-21-2006, 10:01 AM   #2
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My son was in special olympics, it's very rewarding, you meet allot of people who are in the same boat your are and everyone is very caring and helpful. I teared up off and on all day, just watching these special people and watching there reaction when they would win, they were so excited and proud. I'm glad your son can participate. Now my son did not play baseball but he did the softball throw and he did the 100 yard run, if you think you son is unable to play baseball see if he can do something else, there is allot of activities.
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Old 09-01-2006, 02:17 PM   #3
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My younger brother is in special olympics and will be 14 in october. Everyone at special olympics who is involved has already been faced with your issue. My bro was the same way. The first time I found out he was in special olympics I was worried about his inability to play "team sports." However, he was wonderful at everything. Everyone that worked with all the kids (and adults) was so patient and caring. A suggestion that I have is to let him try his hand at bowling. My bro can outbowl anyone I know-disabled or not. It's really uncanny. Austin will definately find something he can excel in and no matter what he will be rewarded. (And you will be rewarded emotionally, knowing that Austin is capable of anything he sets his mind to )

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