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Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Eunice Kennedy Shriver 1921 - 2009

Patiricia Bauer's Disability News blog links to the many tributes published about the death of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics, today (11th August, in the USA):

International champion for people with developmental disabilities and Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 88, died this morning at a hospital in Hyannis, Mass. Shriver was the fifth of nine children in the Kennedy clan which included President John F. Kennedy and Sens. Robert F. Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy.

Mrs. Shriver was credited with changing the public’s perception of people with intellectual disabilities by publicly acknowledging her sister with developmental disabilities, Rosemary, and founding the Special Olympics in 1968.

Patricia Bauer, 11th August 2009

Special Olympics Australia has posted news and tributes.

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