I am a student in high school, and for the past three months I have been working on a short documentary on a very important cause to me.View Story ▼I am a student in high school, and for the past three months I have been working on a short documentary on a very important cause to me. It has been almost 2 years since I have become very heavily involved in the special needs community. I am very thankful I get the opportunity to work with these amazing people, and help coach them in a competitive swimming environment. I have heard many heart breaking stories about negative experiences at school, being called retarded, and punished for being special. In high school, everyday at least one person misuses the word retarded, and it affects everyone. Many of us agree that it’s time to start considering retarded as a swear word, and a word of that past.
My team and I have created a video on what the word retarded means to them, and how it impacts them. Since I am a junior coach for the Special Olympics Burlington swim team, some parents and athletes have participated too. Please watch it, a lot of time and effort have gone into it.
About Mayah Moosajee:I am a high school student and a junior coach for the Special Olympics Burlington team.View less ▲