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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.Second-ever international football (soccer) tournament set to take place 31 July – 6 August 2022.3 Min ReadAt the 2019 World Games, Tan Yee Shu was known as the talented and motivated captain of his Unified basketball team. He continued that leadership even after competitions and in-person training halted due to COVID-19.1 Min Read
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#unifiedgenerationExceptional Parent Magazine Highlights Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s Legacy of Creating Inclusive Health Opportunities for MillionsSpecial Olympics longstanding employee, Renee Dease, recounts her time working with Eunice Kennedy Shriver and how she witnessed the beginnings of inclusive health opportunities for millions.1 Min ReadPractice Inclusion: End the Use of the R-Word2 Min Read
The R-word, also known as the R-slur, is a hurtful term that remains prevalent throughout social media, according to a Kantar Social Listening study. The research shows that when social media users are posting about people with intellectual disabilities, 7 in every 10 of those posts are negative, and 6 in 10 contain a slur.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 ReadYouth Today features Special Olympics Data and Fitness Resources Designed Specifically for People with Intellectual DisabilitiesAn article from Youth Today discusses why individuals with intellectual disabilities are more likely to be overweight, and how Special Olympics data and resources are changing that.1 Min Read
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