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INCLUSION AROUND THE WORLD
From kids to communities, see inspirational examples of how inclusion is taking root, and leading to real change, both at home and around the world.
Partnering with the local Special Olympics Centre County Chapter, Campus Recreation built the Unified Basketball league to further connect with the local community and provide amazing opportunities to folks with disabilities.
Shared by Brian Gresham
This digital platform allows for virtual socialization, physical activity, nutrition guidance, and other extracurricular activities to be shared via video.
Shared by Craig Lawrence
I have taken thousands of pictures over the past 40 years in pitches and stadiums around the world but my all-time favourite image was captured in the function room of a Dublin Hotel.
Shared by Mike Baker
Saturday, November 2 was not just another day for Teri Burtis. She’d been raising funds and awareness for months in support of her participation in the 2019 Over the Edge event for Special Olympics Maryland.
Shared by Julie Oltmann
At an all-expenses-paid academy in Washington, DC, one new class is addressing two different issues - a low employment rate among disabled adults and a shortage of carers.
Shared by Antonio Myers
As the world rallies around Global Handwashing Day, it is important to bring awareness to those who face barriers and challenges around hygiene and handwashing.
Shared by Kristin Hughes Srour
WESTFIELD — More than 125 plungers participated in the Polar Plunge fundraiser at the Hampton Ponds State Park that was hosted by Special Olympics Massachusetts Saturday afternoon.
Shared by Sydnye White
Special Olympics athletes paired up with “partners” on Tuesday for the Lee County Middle School Unified Track Meet at South Fort Myers High School.
Shared by Nikki Villaneuva
Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority hosted its largest-ever Youth and Adult Special Olympics Games Tuesday at Freedom Park.
Shared by Carolyn Phillips
FromForbs
Meet Caroline Casey. Her company is #valuable. Ring a bell? That's probably because this long-time rebel is absolutely fine with courting controversy and even happier making news globally for doing so.
Shared by Denise Absher
Diving into a good cause, hundreds of people visited Black River Beach Saturday for the 22nd Annual Polar Plunge in La Crosse.
Shared by Melissa Kinn
One resident of Plantsville will soon be honored with the Lew Perkins Coach Award by Special Olympics Connecticut for his dedication and commitment as a swim coach for SOCT for the last 28 years.
Shated by James Bell
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Tonight, a story of perseverance, and boundless energy: Meet 17-year-old Zach Dobitz, who’s become an unstoppable force in the North Dakota Special Olympics.
Shared by Mike Molly
Television, politics, entertainment, business, sports and family tables all show that we are so deeply divided we’re giving up on each other.
Shared by Crystal Hudson
Teri Burtis has been raising funds and awareness in support of her participation in the 2019 Over the Edge event for Special Olympics Maryland.
Shared by Julie Oltmann
“I am able to see more, behind the scenes, which enables me to understand more of what’s in front of me”
Shared by Antonio Myers
InclusiveU at Syracuse University wants students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to have fully inclusive access to college.
Shared by Randy White
FromNPR
Adults with intellectual disabilities often struggle to find work. So a group of Connecticut families started a cafe named BeanZ & Co. to tackle the problem head-on.
Shared by Alex Ross
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