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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.
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When you go to a restaurant you order something special. Its because you are bored to eat the same thing that you eat in your house. The only thing in life you don't want is a special need.
My son Harsh Srivastava, a child with autism from Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) has won a silver medal in Special Olympics in the Asia Pacific Games in Newcastle, Australia and won many medals at the National level (Athletics and Swimming games).
I wrote a song to stop discrimination against special needs or at least raise awareness about it. I performed it together with my sister, who like me loves singing.
Prof. Subodh Shankar
On Feb 8 and 9, Special Olympics BK organised the state athletics meet at Sree Kanteerava stadium, Bangalore. Six athletes competed in the half marathon and completed the course.
S RAVINDRA KUMAR
The Walt Disney Company, ESPN and Special Olympics today announced a two-year global initiative that will leverage the power of sports to promote an environment of social inclusion and acceptance, by uniting people with and without intellectual disabilities through the Special Olympics Unified Sports program.
It gives me great pleasure to put down my experience as being a part of this prestigious community that strives to serve and reduce the gap between people with and without intellectual disabilities.
SO Bharat BC (Air Marshal (Retd.) Denzil Keelor
A comprehensive and photo-filled report on the activities of Special Olympics Bharat (also known as Special Olympics India) at the 2013 World Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.