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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.
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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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.
By Rajah Sy
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Terri "Maria" Ridgway
I am now a 60 year old woman. But when I was a child, I heard that horrible word so often.
My dad passed away in 2003, and no matter what the sport is I have his initials somewhere on my equipment..
Georgios Panayides/ Eleni Rossides
Visiting a dental clinic made Bhavya Jain very anxious. Special Olympics helped.
As I got older I realized that people were unconsciously using the R-word...and I was not okay with that.
Special Olympics North Carolina athletes are getting on board the stand-up paddle boarding trend.