Eleven Dallas ISD teams – four middle schools and seven high schools – participated this year in Special Olympics basketball activities.
Special Olympics is a year-round sports training program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Event divisions are based on age, gender, and ability level, to give the athletes an equal chance to win and to promote fair play.
Pictured here are athletes from one of the district’s veteran teams, Carter High School, which has been participating in Special Olympics basketball for 10 years. They are coached by Rachel Ingram, functional living skills special education teacher, and her paraprofessional, Deborah Jackson. This year, Sean Babcock, another paraprofessional at Carter High, was recruited as the skills trainer.