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Every day, our athletes inspire people everywhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. Learn more about the power Special Olympics has to make real change all around the world.
A group of four swimmers in with their arms around one another smiling for a group photo.
You know how important it is to #ChooseToInclude! Show off your skills and put your knowledge to the test in this Special Olympics Inclusion Quiz!
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Pittsburgh Steelers’ Joe Haden Finds Inspiration at World Games
Joe Haden, cornerback for the Pittsburg Steelers, had a blast taking part at the Unified Flag Football Clinic at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.
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One adult and a group of young kids in a circle hugging one another wearing Special Olympics El Salvador neon jerseys.
Special Olympics believes that in order to create lasting attitudinal change across the world, the focus must begin on today’s youth.
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Two students working on an assignment at a desk.
Three Component Model is Proven to Create Positive School Climates
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Max Carver smiling in front of the Warren High School trophy cabinet
Desperate Housewives star Max Carver and Warren High School's Diego Salazar break down some lines from some of the biggest hit movies.
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Max interviewing Diego and Iantha in a corridor at Warren high school.
Warren High School was honored as an ESPN Top 5 Unified Champion School in February of 2019.
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Two presenters on stage speaking to an audience with America football and Special Olympics materials displayed on the stage.
Special Olympics Pennsylvania hosted a “Cities of Inclusion” Summit to create a vision for Philadelphia as an inclusive city. 
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A group of 6 young adults and Rowan and EPSN representatives stand under a Rowan University Unified Champion Schools banner in a gymnasium.
Rowan University was recognized as a top-five Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®. Rowan was the first in New Jersey and one of the original collegiate programs in the country to embrace togetherness in sports and education.
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A group of three scouts are standing at a table signing the Inclusion Pledge.
From 23 July – 26 July, Special Olympics had the opportunity to attend the 24th Annual World Scout Jamboree, hosted by the World Organization of the Scout Movement, at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Mt. Hope, West Virginia.
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Athlete is receiving an ear exam and having his hearing aids put on by a volunteer as a medical professional observes.
Special Olympics and Starkey Hearing Foundation Partnership Brings the Gift of Hearing to World Games Athletes.
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Group of students and faculty standing in two rows in the gymnasium next to Unified Champion School signage.
Kenmore Middle School was recognized on April 12th, as a top-five Special Olympics Unified Champion School, becoming the first middle school to receive the honor for embracing togetherness.
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