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These stories are about the power of Special Olympics to inspire hope, confidence and courage. Special Olympics changes lives through sport.
I often run into people who don't understand why officers carrying a torch through their hometown is such a big deal. One boy does.
By Gina Warren
She was born with many challenges. But Alicen has accomplished far more than anyone expected her to when she was born.
Special Olympics Board of Directors member Larry Lucchino has been added to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame.
Special Olympics announced on 12 May that Seattle, Washington, USA, has been selected to host the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games.
By Suzin Triolo
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By Astrid Moritz
I am Sebastian Palmeri’s mother and I feel like the mother of a rock star. My son has become a real winner and this has only happened since we found out about Special Olympics.
By Victor L. Brown
The head coach of a pro floorball team got a new point of view of the Jamaica Maroons floorball team.
Thoughtful and powerful comments by John Franklin Stephens, a Special Olympics athlete from Virginia, were published on Huffington Post today.
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Rose Marie Garrett
I am 17, and my 15-year-old brother has Asperger's syndrome. He has been bullied his entire life.
My sister was diagnosed with Mild Intellectual Development Disorder she also has Autism. She has trouble learning, but she always knows to be nice to people. She also has trouble in social situations but knows to be nice to others.
I pledge to end the r word because i have developmental disabilities and its a word that just shouldnt be used to describe someone who has dd and the word needs to end
Katie McGinty Botha
Violet, my friend's sister is a very wonderful girl. But she has been called the R-Word.