KUNM

Special Needs Youth In Our Native Communities

Mar 23, 2015

The Gallup Eagles team took gold at a recent New Mexico Special Olympics 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
Credit Andi Murphy

Tues. 03/24 11a: From interest groups and summer camps to sports and tribal fairs, there are many ways to keep kids busy all year. For young people with disabilities these activities in the community could be stimulating and fun. But what happens if caretakers and parents don’t to take special needs children to the basketball games or other community events? In rural areas and Native communities, are people with disabilities welcome and supported in public spaces?