Funding of Special Olympics programs supporting health, education and employment of those with intellectual disabilities is being seriously threatened by proposed cuts in the House Appropriations Continuing Resolution (CR) Bill for 2011.

According to Special Olympics, “Through on-going partnerships with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Federal Government, Special Olympics has been able to provide critical services to people with intellectual disabilities (ID) in the areas of health, education and employment. The proposed House Appropriations Continuing Resolution (CR) Bill for 2011, schedule for vote as early as February 17, proposes dramatic cuts, if not total elimination, of the Federal money that serves as the majority of funds that allow these programs to operate.”

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