Teens and college students are the future leaders of Special Olympics.
It's the mission of Special Olympics to show the world the capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities.
We have over 4.5 million athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities around the world.
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a pioneer in the struggle for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
Direction for our movement comes from leaders in government, entertainment, sports and business.
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By Betty Zhang
The annual Special Olympics Unity Fundraising Gala Dinner was held at the Andaz Xintiandi Hotel in Shanghai recently.
Although the r word is primarily a slur against intellectually disabled people and other disabled people next, my POV is as a developmentally disabled person. I am 15, and my classmates think that they entitled to use slurs that have been historically tied to people like me.
Special Olympics Project UNIFY® is going to be launched in China as part of public diplomacy efforts between the US and China. Special Olympics Project UNIFY® is an education and sports based strategy powered by an engaged youth community that increases athletic and leadership opportunities for students with and without intellectual disabilities.
East Asia Region Staff