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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 4.7 million athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities 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.
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In every corner of the earth, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. These stories come from all around the world.
Media registration has officially opened for the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. The world's largest sports and humanitarian event in 2017 will kick off in less than six months.
Before Punsara Dissanayake joined Special Olympics Serendib, she was reluctant to attend school as she feared being bullied.
A couple of years ago, a little boy with Down syndrome came into my life. I fell in love with him from the start.
On my way home after Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference in Phoenix, AZ, I had the opportunity to hear about a great volunteer.
Vicki O'Keefe (Ben's mum)
A Special Olympics athlete took part in the signing of an agreement between Special Olympics and the International Volleyball Federation.
Dr. Timothy Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics, has been recognized by the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and announced as one of their "SuperSoul 100."
Far too often, we choose words that dismiss individuals with different abilities, that dismiss their strength, their love, their vision, their endurance—how they survive even as they are knocked down.
Marquis Antwan Garner
Whenever Keshaun Tillman competes in athletics, bocce, basketball and cycling, he recognizes the significance of encouraging his peers.