In the News
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.
Texas A&M Will Open First 4-year Residential College Program for the Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled.
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.1 Min Read
Around the world, there are one billion people who live with disabilities. Currently, the global health community is working toward two, ambitious goals for 2030.1 Min Read
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.3 Min Read
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.1 Min Read
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.1 Min Read
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!2 Min Read
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.1 Min Read
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.1 Min Read
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.2 Min Read