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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.
Everyone’s health needs should be included in the healthcare system, and people with intellectual disabilities deserve to have access to a healthcare environment that best addresses their specific health needs.
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Dr. Alicia Bazzano, Chief Health Officer at Special Olympics, and Ann Costello, Executive Director of the Golisano Foundation, joined the Inclusion Revolution Radio podcast alongside host Novie Craven.
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A highly decorated Special Olympics coach, Annette Lynch has several favorite memories, but there is one in particular that stands out. Her Special Olympics Virginia Area 26 basketball team, the Dulles Cowboys, surprisingly qualified for the 1995 Special Olympics World Games in New Haven, Connecticut.
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When Olivia Ingalsbe arrived at SUNY New Paltz to play for the women’s soccer team, the foundation of Special Olympics was already cemented on campus.
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Donate your car, boat, or RV to Special Olympics and help get one more athlete onto the playing field.
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Haylie McCleney joined the Inclusion Revolution Radio podcast to talk about their partnership with Special Olympics and give advice to young athletes.
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Special Olympics athletes, organization leaders, Unified Sports partners, family members, and supporters from across the United States will engage virtually on February 9 and 10 for Special Olympics’ annual “Capitol Hill Day.”
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When Allison Paxton, senior track student-athlete at Bethany College was in first grade, doctors diagnosed her with a form of high-functioning autism.
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Champion Ambassador Montell Jordan watches Special Olympics New York athlete Aziza react to his video announcing her participation in the Special Olympics USA Games 2022 in a previous recording.
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In Minnesota a school district and school are looking to set the standard of what to expect in the classroom and how it should be showcased in the hallways.
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Special Olympics brings people together, even when they least expect it. For Mercy Ogutu and Britney Bautista, who live across the country from each other, Special Olympics is exactly how their connection began .
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Each athlete coached and each teammate of Rylie’s becomes a part of the Halls’ extended family. That’s the way it’s always been.
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