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athlete lead
Athletes are the heart of Special Olympics. Our athletes are children and adults with intellectual disabilities from all around the world—5.6 million and counting! They are finding success, joy and friendship as part of our global community. They're also having lots of fun!
Learn about the Special Olympics Unified Skiing and Unified Snowboarding x Games Aspen 2023 results.
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When I was selected as a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger, I was proud and thankful to receive an honor like this! The position has shaped me into a spirited, thoughtful leader in the inclusion revolution, where I help define the mindset of what true inclusion looks like.
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Happy New Year, everyone! Can you believe it is 2023?! It’s so hard to imagine that four years in my role as an SSIGM have already gone by. I can honestly say these years have certainly been filled with adventure and the unexpected.
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2023 marks the final stretch of my Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger (SSIGM) term. This is the time for me to reflect on the message that I hope to get across to you, our readers, and the Special Olympics community. I have four meaningful goals for this year that I hope to accomplish, with the love and support of my mentors and staff from Special Olympics and my family and friends.
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The award is presented by Dimensions, an organization in the UK that offers support for people with learning and developmental disabilities.
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A Special Olympics Kenya athlete shares his journey with Special Olympics and why he's so passionate about improving the lives of people of all abilities in his community.
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Throughout the Special Olympics North America Region, companies demonstrate what an inclusive environment should look like and how that translates throughout the communities.
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Special Olympics Board Vice Chair Loretta Claiborne featured in the new tabletop book "Entertainment Nation."
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Jana Kennedy’s passion for working in the prep kitchen stems from her relationship with her grandma.
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On the campus of North Carolina State University, Erin Johnston and Ke’Shaun Tillman formed an unlikely friendship.
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Want to be a better advocate and ally? Here are her insights:
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By organizing events, sharing ideas, and advocating for the rights of their peers, the Youth Leaders Council of Special Olympics Egypt is a driving force for inclusion in education and everyday life in the country.
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