It's an Olympics summer, which means that, before this month is out, we'll be up to our ears in Summer Olympics coverage, with the opening ceremony on July 27 and the media all over the games through August 12. When that mainstream extravaganza is through, though, there will still be some sports of particular interest to families of children with special needs yet to come from those London venues. The Summer Paralympics starts on August 29 and ends on September 9, giving us twelve days to watch athletes with disabilities being awesome, competing in sports that call on them to do things with their bodies most of us can't even imagine.
Take a look through my gallery of the sports of the 2012 Summer Paralympics for a quick look at what competitions are offered and how they're adapted to accommodate the athletes' impairments. Then check out the sites of the International Paralympic Committee and the London 2012 Summer Paralympics for more details and breaking news. You can also keep up with the IPC on Facebook and Twitter, and London 2012 on Facebook and Twitter; and view videos on London 2012's YouTube Channel and ParalympicSport.tv.
Will you be watching the Summer Paralympics? What sports are you looking forward to, and who will you be rooting for? Share in the comments.