Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

Paralympic sporting legacy must not be lost

While last year’s Paralympic Games in London aimed to inspire a generation to get involved in sport and physical activity, the lack of support available means many people with learning disabilities may not get the chance to join in – and that reality has to be addressed. Quiz question: what was the biggest disability sports event in the UK this year? Answer: The Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games. The event, which saw 1,700 people with learning disabilities compete over 3 days of competition in 12 disciplines, celebrated the best in sport, with thousands of people attending the events


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