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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 4.5 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 Roslyn Tebele
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 Maureen Rabbitt
By Gina Warren
She was born with many challenges. But Alicen has accomplished far more than anyone expected her to when she was born.
By Nomthandazo Dladla
Today, Special Olympics announced a significant milestone in its nearly 50-year history thanks to the generous support of ESPN, the Department of Education, Kim Samuel and the Samuel Family Foundation, Lions Club International, and many others.
We’ve been watching Special Olympics Ukraine from the sidelines for more than 5 years while my daughter Veronika was too young to compete in Special Olympics sports.
By Suzanne Coogan
By Martha Jo Braycich
By Noha Gaballa
Martha Jo Braycich
By Maureen Clarke
Nine high school students enthusiastically embraced the role of volunteer as they underwent training at the newly launched Young Athletes site in Smorgoni, Belarus.