US Office of Special Education Programs

The Office of Special Education Programs at the US Department of Education has supported Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools in creating communities of inclusion and shaping attitudes on school campuses across the United States.

Supporting Socially Inclusive Schools


Through the generous grant support of the US Office of Special Education Programs, schools across the United States have been activated as communities of inclusion. The 2016-2017 school year marks the ninth year of this partnership. With a focus on inclusive youth leadership, whole school engagement activities and Unified Sports, students with and without ID become the agents of change.