One Shining Moment for One Special Class: Special Olympics Challenge Day in Casper. WY

Chenevert, Matthew; Pierce, Todd; Block, Martin E.
March 2012
Palaestra;2012, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p19
Academic Journal
Special Olympics Motor Activities Training Program (MATP) is designed for athletes with severe disabilities who cannot compete in regular Special Olympics events. The highlight of MATP is a Challenge Day in which MATP athletes have a chance to show what they have learned in a non-competitive setting. Most Challenge Days are conducted with large groups of athletes with severe disabilities such as an entire special school or an area-wide event. However, a Challenge Day could be conducted with one student or a class of students with severe disabilities at one school. This paper presents such an event at Manor Heights Elementary School in Casper, WY, where one special class participated in a Challenge Day, demonstrating their skills for the entire school.


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