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.
During these times of physical distancing, Special Olympics Programs from around the world have developed creative ways to keep athletes exercising and engaged!
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.Special Olympics named Riverdale actor Charles Melton as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador.1 Min ReadFor World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March, 2021, Vogue spoke to seven people with Down Syndrome to learn more about their experiences.1 Min ReadSports Illustrated Features Special Olympics Athlete Derek Baker as He Draws Attention of WWE ChampionsSports Illustrated features Special Olympics athlete Derek Baker as he draws the attention of WWE Champions.1 Min Read
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#unifiedgenerationSpecial Olympics Unified Champion Schools is hosting the Digital Youth Summit: Inclusion in Action on May 7, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00PM ET for all middle and high school students.1 Min ReadAt the beginning of the school year, Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® opened the Unified Classroom.1 Min ReadIn 1968, two women, Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Chief Justice Anne Burke combined forces to organize the first Special Olympics event. In the decades since, women have been working behind the scenes in many different roles to coordinate and lead Special Olympics World Games execution.Coach LaCapra, of Oxford High School, was awarded the SONA Outstanding Coach award for Unified Champion Schools.4 Min Read
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