Tim Shriver, chairman and CEO of Special Olympics, held his own last night with Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report talking about ending use of the r-word. Great awareness. Great exposure. Kennedy hair.
For those who still aren’t aware, the currently acceptable term (replacing the r-word) is intellectual disabilities, chosen by the athletes themselves.
Personally, I love using people’s names.
It’s about respect for all, especially for this often forgotten population.
Watch the interview here.
Photo of another terrific RicStar’s Camp participant by Erik Taylor Photography 2011. Reminder: 2011 camp registration is still on going.