Tim Shriver, CEO of Special Olympics International and son of Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, will be keynote speaker Saturday in Omaha at a Special Olympics health symposium on how to improve the health of people with intellectual disabilities.
Shriver titled his speech: “Have We Closed the Gap on Unmet Health Needs for People With Intellectual Disability?”
No, he says. Many health-care professionals still don’t have the training to deal with the quality-of-life issues of people with intellectual disabilities. They have been trained to cure people, not support this population and help these people reach their potential.