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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.
On 6 October 2021, Special Olympics convened its first-ever Special Olympics Caribbean Sports Ministers Forum.
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During the 2021-2022 school year, Hasbro and Unified Champion Schools will support 5 national celebrations to honor schools for their achievement in banner recognition.
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During the 2020 – 2021 schools year, Hasbro and Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools honored 4 schools for their work of inclusion.
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[From August 2021 to May 2022, The Decade of Inclusion interview series will capture the past, present and future of the partnership between Division III and Special Olympics. This is the second article in the 10-part series. Stay tuned to hear how the lives of student-athletes and Special Olympics athletes have been impacted over time, what is happening currently, and what’s still to come.]
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Special Olympics hosted Dr. Rachel Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a Q&A on the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Survey highlights annual growth in Special Olympics Sport Partnerships.
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Special Olympics MENA youth are prioritizing the inclusion of persons with disabilities as a critical need of the hour.
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Over the next 10 months, NCAA Division III and Special Olympics will celebrate the tenth anniversary of a unique partnership, one that, according to the NCAA Division III website, serves as a "mutual learning experience" and works to "provide a platform for recognition of Special Olympics athletes and Division III student-athletes within their communities."
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Special education teacher Ramona works with Special Olympics Romania to provide opportunity for her students with and without disabilities.
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Cairo student Farah, whose sister Hana has intellectual disability, aims to spread inclusion at her university and within her community through Special Olympics Unified activities.
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Athletes, coaches and Unified partners in Nigeria participate in 21-week Unified Sports® program thanks to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
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On World Youth Skills Day, Special Olympics is proud to announce the sixth cycle of Youth Innovation Projects.
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