The summer Paralympics, an elite athletic competition for those with physical and cognitive disabilities, are currently underway in Beijing. You can follow them online through Universal Sports; a broadcast of highlights is scheduled for Oct. 18 on NBC.
The Paralympics should not be confused with the Special Olympics, which is open solely to athletes with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics events are held year-round in many different countries, while the Paralympics are held every four years in the same city that hosts the Olympic Games.
A version of this news article first appeared in the On Special Education blog.