Partners of the Movement

US Office of Special Education Programs

The Office of Special Education Programs at the US Department of Education has supported Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® in creating communities of inclusion and shaping attitudes on school campuses across the United States.

Supporting Socially Inclusive Schools

Through the generous support of the US Office of Special Education Programs of the US Department of Education, schools across the United States have been activated as communities of inclusion. The 2020-2021 school year marks the thirteenth year of this partnership. With a focus on Special Olympics Unified Sports®, inclusive youth leadership, and whole school engagement activities, students with and without ID become the agents of change in their schools promoting social inclusion and acceptance.