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In every corner of the earth, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. These news stories come from all around the world.
Girl standing in the grass holding a sign that reads: Congratulations! ATM i'm the newest loudest and proudest member of the fightin texas aggies!
Texas A&M University opens up Aggie ACHIEVE program this fall where young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are able to enroll in an inclusive, certificate-based, four-year education program.
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A young boy on the left hold a mother figures hand; a young girl with crutches dressed in floral and pink in the center; a young man with two canes standing and smiling.
Around the world, there are one billion people who live with disabilities. Currently, the global health community is working toward two, ambitious goals for 2030.
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U.S. President Donald Trump, center, speaks during a meeting with members of the delegation that represented the USA at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
On 18 July, 20 Special Olympics USA representatives including athletes, coaches and Unified partners were invited to the White House by President Donald J. Trump to congratulate and recognize them for their accomplishments at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. President Trump was joined by his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, along with Vice President Michael Pence, his wife, Second Lady Karen Pence as well as His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States, Abigail Blunt, spouse of Senator Roy Blunt, and Charlie Blunt, son of Senator Roy Blunt.
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Streamathon July
Special Olympics Live happens on Friday, July 19 -- a 4-hour program produced in Los Angeles, running from 2 pm to 6 pm approx PT. The Special Olympics Live stream-a-thon will be hosted by two LA-based Unified Schools teammates – Diego Salazar and Iantha Kahn – along with Max Carver, actor and enthusiastic Special Olympics supporter, and Lindsay Miller, award-winning journalist and news/culture director at POPSUGAR.
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During the ESPN broadcast of the DC United verses New England Revolution game on Friday, July 12, 2019, Special Olympics Unified soccer teams that also took to the field were covered in the primetime halftime report. The unified event took place as part of the Global Week of Inclusion in partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) and ESPN.
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Five young people in traditional costumes pose on a stage with grass and a blue sky in the background.
June was a very exciting month for Special Olympics Russia which launched the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) ‘Play Unified. Learn Unified.’ project in not one, but five cities across the country!
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WWE pro stars and Singapore athletes play Bocce on a court outside.
It’s not every day that WWE Superstars join your public speaking practice, so when Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss walked into a classroom in Singapore, it definitely became a day to remember!
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WWE Superstar and Special Olympics Ambassador The Big Show poses for a picture with Special Olympics Athlete Garrie Barnes
Seven-time world champion and first wrestling superstar to hold a WWE, WCW, and ECW championship belt, Big Show paid a visit to Special Olympics athletes and employees at the Special Olympics headquarters in Washington, DC.
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Eight individuals from young to older adult stand side by side holding a plaque; behind the group signage reads, Special Olympics Lebanon
Under the patronage of the Ministry of Health and made possible by the Golisano Foundation and other local partners, Special Olympics Lebanon hosted its first health conference.
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Special Olympics athletes and volunteers huddle together after athletes are awarded medals for their efforts.
Safety. A word often stressed in order to ensure the well-being of a given individual. A word often recognized as a goal for individuals to attain in their attempts to protect those they care for from hazardous situations.
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illustration of Team Supreme, 5 young super heroes and two adults.
Special Olympics knows that being inclusive improves results in the workplace and at schools. So, how about in the world of superheroes?
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