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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.
2018 SO Hope T-Shirt Story Shoot. Standing in a group on the work room floor: Bank of America Employee: Gabe Lotz, Andrea Moore, Brent Pfister, Daniel Gleeson, Matt Planer, Amanda Perry, Mark Reeves, Lisa Sadlowski, Wilson Caraballo, Kristin O'Grady, Fred Mammele, Tinielle Spicer-Watson (Current as of 10/15/18)
For Bank of America, inclusion in the workplace starts with actively recruiting a diverse workforce.
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Three young men, Spectrum employees, sitting on chairs and one standing; all four are in a storage room with shelves and supplies. A sign in the background says: Fulfill your dreams.
Special Olympics is excited to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month!
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Dionte Foster sitting in a char on the right getting fitted with his athletic prosthetic.
The Special Olympics Tennis gold medalist Dionte Foster, from St. Kitts and Nevis tried out his new prosthetic leg for the first time in Louisville, Kentucky.
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(L-R): Ben Haack, Lucy Meyer and Ian Harper: Athlete leaders will make up a key part of the Special Olympics Global Youth Leadership Forum. They function as spokespersons between the Special Olympic athletes and the outside world.
During the Special Olympics Global Youth Leadership Forum in Baku an important role will be played by the athlete leaders of the movement.
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Special Olympics Chairman Dr Timothy Shriver (L) and the honorable Azad Rahimov, Minister of Youth and Sport of Azrbaijian together with Special Olympics athletes from Azerbaijan light the flame.
"We are here not because we haven’t made progress, but because we haven’t made enough."
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Ricardo Thornton and wife, Donna, at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., with Special Olympics Virginia athlete Gavin Brodie. All three are standing in front of Ricardo's display with their hands up in celebration.
Special Olympics athlete Ricardo Thornton stopped by the National Museum of American History exhibit that features his own medal and jersey.
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Singer Bada in an off white dress and a group of four supports (one female and three male) dressed in all black on stage in front of a light up sign that reads "Light up for Inclusion."
The ceremony for the ‘Light Up For Inclusion’ was held at the Jamsil Lotte World Tower, the tallest building in Korea , on 21st July.
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The Unified football match in collaboration with Incheon United FC and Suwon Samsung Bluewings took place on July 18th in Korea. A group of unified players stand in a row on the field with the bleacher behind them.
The Unified football match in collaboration with Incheon United Football Club and Suwon Samsung Bluewings took place on July 18th.
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One individual hugging another
The cast of A&E’s reality series “Born This Way” is breaking barriers as one of the most inclusive shows on television.
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2018 Special Olympics Middle East North Africa (MENA) DAY 0 athletes walking onto the stage. A large projection screen is in the background showing the athltes in white and green jackets and black sweat pants. There is an art feature to the left of the screen that is part of the Abu Dhabi 2019 visual design, it resembles a tic tac toe board that is slightly bent or curved.
These will be the first Special Olympics World Games held in the Middle East/North Africa Region.
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Special Olympics Athlete standing at podium with representative behind her.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics, the 2018 Global Youth Leadership Forum comes to Baku, Azerbaijan from 24 to 28 September.
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Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics, on the right side and Thomas J. Sheridan, Senior Director of Government Affairs of the National Head Start Association, on the left side sign the large Memorandum of Understanding along with numerous young athletes.
Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics, and Thomas J. Sheridan, Sr. Dir. of Government Affairs of the National Head Start Association sign the Memorandum of Understanding.
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