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.
Get involved with Special Olympics in your neighborhood. Find the program nearest you.
Get involved with our Unified Sports, a quick path to friendship and fun.
Special Olympics has events and competitions happening in places all around the world. View our events.
Get results by sport and team for major Special Olympics competitions.
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I have a degree in special education but I have used the "r-word" before at home among family to refer to people without disabilities who are dangerously ignorant, IE drunk drivers and such. Not realizing the irony, I now see how I have slandered a community I advocate in the closest and most dear
Nichole M. Shewbert
Growing up I was called a retard in school and by my peers. Today, I teach students math.
I love my cousin and I can't imagine life without him. I thank God he let us keep him!
Seven volunteers from Special Olympics Nevada have been recognized with the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Kristin M Capparelli
My friends and I are doing a project to raise awareness to take the R word out of everyday speech. Spread the word to end the word.
I love this event because the children with special needs get to have a day of fun and feeling successful in their events. I also like having the