My Way to Olympia

PBS Premiere: July 7, 2014Check the broadcast schedule »

Take Action

Create a venue, either live or online, for people with physical disabilities to share their stories, including their hopes, accomplishments, frustrations and recommendations for making life in your community better. Consider inviting a Paralympian to your school or organization to speak about his or her experiences.

Work with local schools and/or youth sports leagues to provide athletic opportunities for all types of young people, including those with physical disabilities. Consider doing a special screening for coaches as part of a professional development session on inclusion.

Raise funds to sponsor a Paralympic athlete or team. If possible, attend a Paralympic event.

Work with local veterans hospitals or military bases to create athletic opportunities for wounded veterans.