Growing Older in Special Olympics: Meaning and Benefits of Participation—Selected Case Studies

@inproceedings{Tedrick2009GrowingOI,
  title={Growing Older in Special Olympics: Meaning and Benefits of Participation—Selected Case Studies},
  author={Ted Tedrick},
  year={2009}
}
As the population of persons with intellectual disabilities continues to age and to increase, so, too, has Special Olympics witnessed the growth of numbers of adults who have remained involved for years and are now in their 40s, 50s, and beyond. Data from 2005 showed 44.9% of Special Olympians in North America to be age 22 or older (Lenox, 2007). Recent studies of motives and benefits of participation (Farrell, Crocker, McDonough, & Sedgwick, 2004; Goodwin, Fitzpatrick, Thurmeier, & Hall, 2006… CONTINUE READING