Tim Shriver to speak at Special Olympics health symposium

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?”

Have we?

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.

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