AADMD Annual Conference
Orlando, Florida + The Grand Opening toe the Special Olympic Games..
On the cover: Amanda Harrinauth is a Special Olympic Athlete, self-advocate and poet. Amanda will welcome everyone back on Day 2 and will deliver her latest poem.
(Image Description: Beautiful young woman with brown hair and brown skin with red lipstick, closely cropped, is smiling and looking off to the right of the camera.)
Message from AADMD President, Allen Wong:
“Let me win, But if I cannot win, let me be Brave in the attempt” is the Motto of the Special Olympics Athletes. If you read it again, it is more than just a motto but a philosophical way of thinking. It reminds us that we should be hopeful and courageous in our lives.
As President of AADMD, I intend to bring the spirit of the Athletes of Special Olympics in being hopeful and courageous in our organization’s attempt to educate, advocate, collaborate and propagate the attitude of inclusion and improved health care for all people. Injustice is wrong but not being courageous to help make improvements is worse. We cannot mend all the wrongs in life but we can certainly do our part individually and collectively.
AADMD was formed to help improve interdisciplinary healthcare, improve access to care, and help end disparity of care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We invite like-minded people and organizations to join us in our cause.