MYTH: Individuals with intellectual disabilities are incapable of contributing to society in a meaningful way.
FACT Because many of you are supporters of Special Olympics Maryland, you may scoff at this myth and suggest that we have come to a point in 2015 where everyone knows that individuals with intellectual disabilities make meaningful contributions to advancing society on a daily basis.
Our athlete of the month Chris Dooley embodies the spirit of making meaningful contributions by serving as a member of the Knights of Columbus having earned the designation of 4th Degree Knight. Additionally, the Special Olympics Maryland Athlete Congress has 25 athlete members who meet three times annually to address critical issues related to the SOMD mission and their experience.
This article was written by Special Olympics Maryland