Les adolescents et les étudiants sont les futurs responsables de Special Olympics.
Special Olympics a pour mission de montrer au monde les capacités des personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle.
We have over 4.5 million athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities around the world.
Parmi les célébrités qui nous soutiennent, vous pouvez reconnaître le nom d'athlètes olympiens et professionnels, de leaders sociaux, de vedettes du cinéma et des spectacles.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver fut une pionnière dans la lutte pour les droits des personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle.
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Our athletes with intellectual disabilities are the reason for the existence of Special Olympics. In their own words, they tell the story of a movement that is growing worldwide.
Jared Travis Domaschko
By Lillian Chaparro
People from this very day do not realize that using the r-word is very hurtful to us.
I got a second place here in Rochester, NY at the bowling tournament and I thought that was great.
This story came from a boy that is 14 year in New York on October 6th, 2015. This boy has a disability and at 11 years old he was treated like a monster at school, he was bullied everyday by boys who picked him up and thrown to the ground.
I have autism. I repeat myself a lot and I don't look at people when I'm upset and not talk to them. I get upset when people use the r-word.
I have just moved to Florida from Philadelphia. When I arrived in Florida I had nothing, only a bag with some clothes and my pocketbook. I felt my life stunk. I looked into Special Olympics and I saw their bowling team.
I like Special Olympics because it has helped me open up more and also has helped me find friends that I consider my family, just as like they are my real family.
Hey, everybody, this is Brad Rice from Greensboro Guilford County in North Carolina. I got started in Special Olympics when I was 8 years old.
I want to tell everybody about the grocery store where I work. This month is my anniversary as a customer service bagger at Harris-Teeter, and I have been recognized by my customer service manager.
I Don't Want People To Use The R-Word
i have ADHD and I know it may not be as big of a disability as others but after helping with kids with disabilities and being able to help them it just became so near and dear to my heart.
Please don't call with disabilities names beginning with the R word. It is very hurtful to a lot of people with disabilities.
I was a teenager when I first started Special Olympics and the state that I started in was Virginia. I always loved doing Special Olympics because I love doing sports with my friends and the coaches are like my family.
Hi my name is Kelly Jacobs. I'm 40 years old and I am one of the athletes of Special Olympics. I enjoy basketball and soccer.
Sydney Manyan, Captain
Special olympics helped me get in physical shape, helped me with my social skills, helped me cope with life.
I like doing Special Olympics during the summer and winter times; it made me believe in myself. I like running with the police officers during the torch run every year.
my name is Sandra Kryla and i was in Special Olympics from 1972 to 1978 and in that time i went to one world game in 1975. that was the best thing i did in my life and now i would love to be at the end of a race to hug the person come over the finish line.
I'm head-injured, but have a very scientific mind. I admire Steven Hawking. I want to build the first Special Olympics STADIUM in the world.
I got involved in Special Olympics Florida thanks to two friends of mine. I am a Special Olympics athlete for Seminole County. I got involved in Special Olympics in the year 2009 and I am still part of Special Olympics Seminole County.
I was 14 when I joined Special Olympics! It's 2015 and I'm still doing Special Olympics. I love the people. They are super nice and fun loving!
As an athlete of Special Olympics I've learned that moms everywhere are a blessing to all of us. They're role models and make sacrifices for us every day.
when I hear someone saying the r word I tell them what I they were called a bad name how would you feel.
I am getting ready for the regional tournament on Saturday for swimming, and I know if I put my mind to it, I can do what I want to do. I compete in the water here in Rochester, NY, and the swimming tournament is this Saturday. It's also where I live, OK.
I remember I use to be a peer mediator who helps children and your classmates who are sad, crying or not being their usual. So one day this girl was crying and she said she was getting bullied.
Jose Ayala / wit a little help from his teacher Loretta....
I started participating in Special Olympics when I attended Napa High School. I am going to the post secondary program Transition 3 at NVUSD. I have been chosen to go to the World Games in LA this summer.
Hi my name is Nicole and I am a swimmer with Special Olympics and I think that people should stop saying the R word in their vocabulary. It hurts the feelings of people with disabilities.
Well my story begins when i was a freshman in high school and all the time i would hear people say the r-word and it would drive me crazy so i decided to join meet in the middle to stop the r-word cause everyone needs respect
I've been an athlete with Special Olympics for 35 yrs, first track, which I went to World Games for in 1991, skiing, then my fabulous ski coach convinced me to leave track for cycling and I just LOVE it! I've made a ton of friends over the years-Special Olympics is the best thing on Earth!
I would like to go to Summer State Games, and next year I want to go to World Games. I have never been there at all. Now also, OK, and this is something I really want there right now. By the way, this is important too for my coaches.
My name is Derrick Fahnestock. I am 33 years old. I live in North Myrtle Beach, SC. I am here to end the r word.
Team Oakland swimming is one place where athletes can really fee like they belong because the coaches’ turn over is really low and we have some really good coaches that really care and really know what they are doing.
It's hurtful and makes me feel bad. It's disrespectful and can make people do harm. People can be seriously hurt by this word. I feel this campaign has a strong meaning to it. So i want to be a part of this by helping. Spread the word to end the word. X out the old R_word and put the NEW and improved one in: Respect.
Charles m Adams
My name is Charles. From an early age, I knew I was different. I couldn't keep up in high school. I was always pushed in school but it wasn't until I came to a friend that Ii found out about the Chicago Special Olympics organization and the rest as they say is history.I pledge never to use "Thatword" as long as I live.
i get angry when i hear someone say the r-word retard and its just so annoying that i started to join my meet in the middle group and i its amazing that i was able to help out with the spread r-word campaign for my school
I admired Special Olympics because the athletes learn how to be themselves and have fun with other people around them .I may have autism and I am not ashamed to admit it!
Mary carolyin. Th Henson.
Hi I'm Mary was rased in good oldye? Oklahoma I've swam since was 16/17 My firsts event train was at the downtown y then worked onto the Ione YWCA for several yrs then is on now boards w the Emound Oklahoma stingrays teams speciall olympics. Swimming teams /Speciall olympics has taught me 5 things
We need to get rid of this word as well as get rid of bullying and ridiculing people who are different and special in their own way. We are human beings and have feelings just like everyone else.
I have been in Special Olympics since I was 12 years old. I went to the World Games in 2009 for skiing. My favorite sport is tennis.