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 more than 5.6 million athletes with intellectual disabilities and unified partners around the world.
Our celebrity supporters are Olympians, professional athletes, social leaders, and movie and music stars.
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.
All adults and children with intellectual disabilities can become Special Olympics athletes. Here's how.
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I have autism and learning disabilities. People often call me the R-Word and it hurts my feelings, people can be hurtful to me and it makes me feel sad when they say that word and be mean to me.
Special Olympics athletes with hearing impairments will be able to enjoy the roars of the cheering crowds as they compete, thanks to a two-year agreement between the Swiss Hear the World Foundation and the Special Olympics Healthy Hearing.
His mother Josée
The greatness of his little heart. The greatness of his efforts.
Jon-Paul St. Germain
On December 8th, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland, two Special Olympics Floorball Teams from Austria and Switzerland will play a demonstration match in front 15,000 spectators and broadcast to thousands more at 2nd intermission of the Semi Final match of the International Floorball World Championships.