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Our founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a pioneer, a visionary and a genuine groundbreaker. She believed that if people with intellectual disabilities were given the same opportunities and experiences as everyone else, they could accomplish far more than anyone ever thought possible. As we celebrate her centennial, we pledge to turn up the volume on our efforts to drive forward the #InclusionRevolution #EKS100
This month, we are celebrating everyone who's leading the charge for respecting and embracing all differences, all abilities. Join our peaceful revolution: sign the Inclusion Pledge!
Advocating for priority access to the vaccine is more important now than ever! People with ID are dying of COVID-19 at much higher rates than the general population.
In every corner of the earth, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. These stories come from all around the worldStay In TouchSee inspiring stories, photos and videos in our Special Olympics monthly newsletter.Chris Nikic, the first person with Down syndrome to complete a full IRONMAN triathlon, will receive the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the 2021 ESPYS.1 Min ReadThe following is an excerpt of the article titled Meet Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Grandkids, Who Are on a Mission to Carry Her Special Olympics Torch published by People.1 Min ReadDoctor, an athlete in Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp, has grown as a teammate, leader, and friend thanks to the Play Unified: Learn Unified initiative.3 Min Read
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- About UsThrough the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our athletes inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.Our revolution starts with you. Upload your video, photos and story to add your voice to the unified generation.
#unifiedgeneration“Mission: Inclusion” Two Decades of Inclusion Through Service for Individuals with Intellectual DisabilitiesLions Clubs International and Special Olympics celebrate two decades of partnership.3 Min ReadOver the last three years, the Play Unified: Learn Unified initiative has helped create nearly 2,000 new Unified Schools in 14 Programs, driving inclusion for youth with and without intellectual disabilities around the world.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) support work that improves the overall health and quality of life for people living with disabilities, including those with intellectual disabilities.1 Min ReadWTA Charities and Special Olympics Expand Partnership With Virtual Athlete Experiences4 Min Read
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