Thursday, November 7, 2013
From ZENIT: "Catholic Relief Services, the charity organization of the US bishops, is partnering with Special Olympics International to expand services for those with intellectual disabilities in developing countries and help them thrive.
The chairman of Special Olympics, Timothy Shriver, noted how those with disabilities "are among the most marginalized, isolated and neglected populations in the world."
"They and their families have not been adequately or proportionately represented in development strategies, interventions, funding or goals," he said. "This partnership will help address that urgent need."
The CEO and president of CRS, Carolyn Woo, also welcomed the partnership, saying it will help the aid agency to "strengthen health systems to diagnose and address the needs of children with intellectual disabilities." "