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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.
Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools offers free resources to help students and educators reenter the in-person school setting with an inclusive mindset.
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In 1968, two women, Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Chief Justice Anne Burke combined forces to organize the first Special Olympics event. In the decades since, women have been working behind the scenes in many different roles to coordinate and lead Special Olympics World Games execution.
Special Olympics Board Chairman Timothy Shriver joins the Jake Asman Show to discuss Special Olympics athletes and the upcoming 2022 World Winter Games in Kazan.
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Thanks to virtual opportunities and support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, two unique new regions in Mexico will join the movement of Unified Sports and Unified Schools.
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Special Olympics Kenya coaches and athletes lead Fit 5 workouts on a national education broadcast during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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High schoolers participating in the Play Unified : Learn Unified project in Chile took on a new type of competition this winter: storytelling.
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This article talks about the two coaches that were selected for the SONA outstanding coach award.
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The International Ski Federation (FIS) and Special Olympics (SOI) are joining forces to engage athletes with and without intellectual disabilities.
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Tim Shriver speaks with Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Cindy Bentley
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After a unique year, the Special Olympics family is wishing you and yours a very happy and fully inclusive holiday! Let's get this holiday season started!
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Today’s children will be tomorrow’s leaders, teachers, coaches and parents. In recent years, particularly in the sports world, we have become increasingly aware of the responsibility we have to our children to provide them with a solid foundation for a healthy life.
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The Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing at St. John Fisher College will launch a new fellowship program to develop nursing thought leaders who support and promote the health and wellbeing of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
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