Update March 27, 2019: Amid criticism over the DeVos budget, President Donald Trump today announced he will override her action and that Special Olympics funds will not be eliminated.
Budget would also slash funds for programs for economically disadvantaged and blind students
By Liz Alper
Photos: 2011 Special Olympics event held at Helix High
March 26, 2019 (Washington D.C.) -- On Tuesday, President Donald Trump's Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposed massive budget cuts, nearly $18 million, to Special Olympics, a worldwide organization that allows children and adults with developmental disabilities to participate in athletics.