How many years have you been with Special Olympics, and with which sports?
More than 20 years --began with basketball and swimming, then ice skating, and recently both downhill and c[r]oss-country skiing. I still swim, and golf is my new favorite.
How has Special Olympics changed your life?
It has given me a sense of achievement. It also has enabled me to meet others with similar interests.
What is the biggest problem/obstacle that you've had to overcome?
My autism limits my ability to communicate -both to understand directions and to express myself. I rely on lots of visual prompts.
Who do you admire the most?
My parents, sister, brother-in-law, and friends who have helped me over the years to integrate into society.