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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.This July, Special Olympics and Aerie are celebrating the Global Week of Inclusion by teaming up for the “Better together” campaign!3 Min ReadBuxton Gitimu is the subject of a piece by UNICEF Kenya that highlights the success of UNICEF’s partnership with Special Olympics Kenya in promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles for athletes.1 Min ReadOn the podcast Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy, Special Olympics Chief Inspiration Officer Loretta Claiborne discussed her experiences being bullied, recalled finding her voice through Special Olympics and shared her hopes for the future.1 Min Read
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#unifiedgenerationSpecial Olympics and Pandora have teamed up to release the “Special Olympics Champions” playlist—the first Pandora playlist ever released with a nonprofit—for this year’s Global Week of Inclusion!2 Min ReadAs the Official Sponsor of Special Olympic International Sport and Coach Programming, A.J. Gallagher & Co. is committed to empowering athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to face their future with confidence through quality coaching and training experiences.1 Min Read“People with intellectual disabilities always come last." Not this time. “AJ” is an orphan, who has had to cope with many life challenges, along with intellectual disability. He grew up in an institution for abandoned children, until he turned 21. Then, by law, he was released to live independently—without support or job or family or a place to stay; he received a small allowance, but not enough to live on.2 Min ReadBuilding on the success of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® (UCS) and reinforcing the legacy of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, has generously committed US$25 million to bring inclusive education to six countries—Argentina, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Romania and Rwanda.1 Min Read
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