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 more than 5.6 million athletes with intellectual disabilities and unified partners 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.
Get involved with Special Olympics in your neighborhood. Find the program nearest you.
Get involved with our Unified Sports, a quick path to friendship and fun.
Special Olympics has events and competitions happening in places all around the world. View our events.
Get results by sport and team for major Special Olympics competitions.
Explore how Special Olympics is creating a more inclusive, welcoming world for all.
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My sister works at Desoto Central Highschool as a special ed teacher. She is a inspiration to me and her students .
I have been involved in Special Olympics in Mississippi as an athlete since I was in high school and I have truly enjoyed it.
Will is back and I will see y'all in the games
Why would anyone use the R word?
It really enraged me when I was told that most of the other students barely acknowledge the kids in this class. I have heard many kids pass by me and the kids and call me the r-word.
My sister was born with cerebral palsy and is unable to walk or have correct speech. She is one of the best people I know.
Mark David Setzer
My name is Mark Setzer and I am 41 years old today. I played golf in New Jersey at the National Golf Tournament in Newark, NJ.