Brendan O'Connor: My child isn't as important as yours

Brendan O'Connor

There was a lot of backslapping about the Special Olympics during the week. It was 10 years ago that the games were held in Ireland and, in fairness, it was a marvellous event. But to read the supplements and look-backs during the week you would imagine that it changed everything forever in this country, ridding us of all prejudices against people with intellectual disabilities.