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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.
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On 22 October, Autism Speaks, Best Buddies and Special Olympics, in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, announced the launch of Delivering Jobs, an inclusion campaign designed to create pathways to one million employment and leadership opportunities for people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental differences by 2025.
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Erick Ender with Special Olympics Panama athletes and representatives in a group.
Youth from various schools in Panama, participants of the TalenPro Project, created by renowned singer-songwriter and Special Olympics Global Ambassador Erika Ender, took part in fun afternoon of Unified Sports with athletes from Special Olympics Panama.
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Dr. Timothy Shriver speaking behind a podium at a CDC engagement.
Dr. Timothy Shriver represented Special Olympics at the CDC Public Health Grand Rounds in Atlanta on 15 October—a monthly scientific presentation featuring the important work that CDC is doing in the United States and around the world to protect people and save lives.
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A man and three women wearing wet suits and swim hats and goggles on their heads, hold hands and smile as they walk out of the sea together with water splashing around their legs.
The Open Water Swimming competition at the recent Special Olympics Italia Beach Games in Cesenatico offered a truly inspiring vision of what victory really means.
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Daina Shilts and ESPN’s Kevin Neghandhi on set at ESPN.
In a Fortune Magazine Op-Ed titled, ‘Diversity and Inclusion Is Meaningless If People With Intellectual Disabilities Are Left Out,’ Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis shared the concept of Unified Leadership.
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Universal Health Advocates Commit to Ensure Children and Persons with Disabilities—The Mission Billion in Universal Health Coverage—Are Not Left Behind
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A health professional leans in to listen to a young girl’s heart through a stethoscope.
To make it easier for Special Olympics athletes to access lower cost, high-quality care, MinuteClinic is working with Special Olympics to provide sports physicals at a discounted rate.
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Baker Mayfield giving a high five to a special olympics athlete
On 24 September, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield joined Special Olympics Ohio for the reveal of the first NFL-sponsored Special Olympics Unified Sports® league’s new uniforms!
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Special Olympics Health, made globally possible by the Golisano Foundation, is creating a world where people with intellectual disabilities have every opportunity to take full advantage of the same health programs and services available to people who do not have a disability.
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Special Olympics athletes in Venezuela participated in an inclusive first aid training facilitated by their local Red Cross national society as part of the global collaboration aimed at building more inclusive practices.
Since 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Special Olympics Health have collaborated to ensure individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) are included in all aspects of humanitarian action.
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ESPN Honor Roll presented by ESPN and Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools
Special Olympics would like to congratulate this year's ESPN Top 5 Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® for their dedication to inclusion.
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A group of five people stand holding a white banner that reads 'Play Unified. Learn Unified.' with the sea and blue sky in the background.
Special Olympics Serbia was among the national programme teams that attended the recent Unified Champion Schools National Conference in San Diego, California.
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