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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.
The coronavirus pandemic stopped many events, including some for Special Olympics Colorado.
Shared by Jessica Fiorello
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In the season of giving thanks, Special Olympics Hawaii is doing something new to raise money, and support local athletes this year, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shared by Jason Smith
“No Shave November” is an awareness campaign during which participants forgo shaving in order to evoke conversations and raise awareness for cancer, along with a multitude of health issues and suicide prevention.
Shared by Rebecca Delavine
Special Olympics Connecticut has announced that Highland School, a Special Olympics Unified Champion School, is receiving national banner recognition for its efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities.
Shared by Brian Gresham
People with intellectual disabilities are one of the most vulnerable populations to Covid-19, mainly due to their lack of access to healthcare. Here's how the @SpecialOlympics is doing its part on keeping these individuals healthy during the #CoronavirusPandemic (Source: QuickTake)
Shared by Randy White
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Theodore Roosevelt High School has good reason to be proud. This year it became Iowa's first school to be recognized by ESPN and Special Olympics for its efforts to be inclusive of students with disabilities.
Shared by Mike Baker
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Texas Tech has been included in a list of 36 schools throughout the United States that work to build a more inclusive community through its work with Special Olympics Texas.
Shared by Craig Lawrence
Pittsburg State University gets a grant to study Special Olympics Athletes. A $29,000 grant from Special Olympics North America will fund a research project involving 140 athletes across Kansas. That includes in Pittsburg and Parsons.
Shared by Brian Gresham
Kentucky State Police posts across the state are participating in a fundraiser for Special Olympics called Cover the Cruiser.
Shared by Brian Gresham
Jacob Sare smiled when asked about his accomplishments on the field of play during his two decades of Special Olympics competition.
Shared by Nikki Villaneuva
A Special Olympics athlete is making sure her friends aren't forgotten about during these tough times.
Shared by Eric Leclerc
The Orland Park Police Department is hosting a bike ride benefit on August 30 for Special Olympics Illinois.
Shared by Denise Absher
Mark Cuevas, star of 'Love is Blind' and Special Olympics Illinois ambassador, previews this year's virtual festival.
Shared by SO Illinois
The Law Enforcement Torch Run to Benefit Special Olympics Wyoming has historically conducted runs leading up to the Special Olympics Wyoming State Summer Games.
Shared by Antonio Myers
Even in a crisis, doctors should not abandon the principle of nondiscrimination.
Shared by Crystal Hudson
Concerns and restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak forced Special Olympics Kentucky to cancel our State Summer Games—the centerpiece of our competition year—for the first time in our history.
Shated by James Bell
Even in a crisis, doctors should not abandon the principle of nondiscrimination.
Shared by Crystal Hudson
FromToday
The Special Olympics has teamed up with WWE to launch a “School of Strength” fitness campaign in response to athletes needing at-home workouts during the coronavirus pandemic.
Shared by Antonio Myers
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