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In every corner of the earth, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. These stories come from all around the world.Stay In TouchSee inspiring stories, photos and videos in our Special Olympics monthly newsletter.Loretta Claiborne always fought for equal rights growing up. It started as a young child and transitioned into her role as Chief Inspiration Officer for Special Olympics and as a member of the board of directors. During a time of sizable racial divide in the 1960s, she had to fight for inclusion because of her skin color, but also because she had different abilities. A fight she keeps alive to this day.7 Min ReadCaring for People With Intellectual Disabilities During COVID-19: 4 Tips for Healthcare ProfessionalsIn this interview for QuickTake by Bloomberg, SOI Chief Health Officer Dr. Alicia Bazzano discusses why people with intellectual disabilities are at a higher risk for COVID-19, and why maintaining proper hygiene and finding ways to remain active is so important.
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#unifiedgenerationA Resource for Healthcare Professionals, Parents, and Anyone Communicating With Our Athletes This video features Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver and our athletes discussing why it’s so important to include people with intellectual disabilities in all areas of life—especially healthcare access. The first step is learning how to communicate with respect, compassion, and care.Special Olympics Chief Health Officer Dr. Alicia Bazzano and Chief of Sport and Competition Lou Lauria were guests on Sports Byline USA’s internet radio show “Titillating Sports,” hosted by Rick Tittle.1 Min Read
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