Latin America Region
A group of athletes and representative celebrate as fireworks go off in the background.
Special Olympics in Latin America is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.
Stories from Latin America
Special Olympics athletes in Venezuela participated in an inclusive first aid training facilitated by their local Red Cross national society as part of the global collaboration aimed at building more inclusive practices.
Since 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Special Olympics Health have collaborated to ensure individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) are included in all aspects of humanitarian action. One element of the partnership is training individuals with and without ID on first aid to help promote more inclusive health practices.
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A group of 13 athletes and representatives standing an kneeling in two rows outside.
Around the world, Youth Leaders with and without intellectual disabilities are leading community-based projects for inclusion. Paola and Maria, two Special Olympics youth leaders from El Salvador, share their experiences working together to create change.
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50 Game Changers
ESPN y Olimpiadas Especiales han unido fuerzas para una iniciativa que cuenta las historias de los momentos que han cambiado las reglas del juego para alcanzar un mundo más inclusivo. Visítanos cada semana para una nueva historia de inclusión.
La Casa de Carlota
La Casa de Carlota es un estudio de diseño en Barcelona que contrata a artistas con y sin discapacidad intelectual para crear únicos e innovadores diseños para productos y servicios.
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Dr. Steve Perlman
En los 90s, el doctor Steve Perlman y Eunice Kennedy Shriver se reunieron en Washington, DC, para conversar acerca de la falta de acceso a servicios de salud para las personas con discapacidad intelectual, que a menudo se les negaba tratamiento por doctores y sistemas de salud.
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Gerald Mballe
Como refugiado, Gerald enfrentó una fuerte discriminación. Fueron los atletas de Olimpiadas Especiales que conoció por Deportes Unificados los primeros en hacerlo sentir como en casa.
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Milton Rosen, la roca de La Roca
Milton Rosen, atleta de Olimpiadas Especiales, formó un estrecho lazo con Dwayne "La Roca" Johnson durante su infancia.
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Special Olympics Latin America Resources page is a self-service area where you can get tools, files and information that pertain to the Latin America region.