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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Happiness is meeting your golf heros before you go to represent your country in LA 2015!
Members of the Team Ireland Special Olympics squad preparing to compete in Golf at LA 2015 visited the recent Irish Open and got some tips from major winners Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington.
I have an uncle with a disability and if anyone called him the r word I'd be kicking off. Like other people have said, the r word has been used thru schools to call people that aren't disabled stupid and it makes them feel stupid even though they are not
We were reminded this week of the power of Special Olympics to unleash the human spirit when one of the world's most celebrated soccer players posted on his instagram account what it felt like to spend time with Special Olympics athletes.
I wanted to share with you very good news: there are actually IWF Weightlifting World Championships in Wroclaw, Poland.
Anne Marie Butler