Special Olympics wishes to thank the professionals, volunteers, coaches and athletes who helped in the production of the MATP Coaching Guide. They have helped fulfill the mission of Special Olympics: to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Special Olympics welcomes your ideas and comments for future revisions of this guide. We apologize if, for any reason, an acknowledgement has been inadvertently omitted.
||Dr. Martin Block, University of Virginia|
Dr. Billye Chatum, University of Michigan
Pablo Delano, Special Olympics Chili
Suzanna Dillon, Special Olympics Missouri
Lydia Flynn, James E. Duckworth School, Beltsville, MD
Cynthia Gill, Special Olympics Trinidad and Tobago
Georgia Harvala, Special Olympics Greece
Kathy Irving, Special Olympics Iowa
Dr. Patricia Krebs, Special Olympics Maryland
Dave Lenox, Special Olympics, Inc.
Angela Lukas, Special Olympics Gibraltar
Ryan Murphy, Special Olympics, Inc.
Sheila O'Callaghan, Chicago Public Schools
Dr. Eleni Rossides, Special Olympics Cyprus
Margaret Strzalkowska, Special Olympics Poland
Special Thanks To the Following for All of Your Help and Support
||Special Olympics Maryland|
Starring Athletes from James E. Duckworth School, Beltsville, MD
Staff from James E. Duckworth School, Beltsville, MD
Prince George's County Public Schools
Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia
Special Olympics Latin America
Special Olympics North America