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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.

Canadian swimmer sees mentoring role after winning Special Olympics gold

Now that his team has won gold for Canada in the pool at the 2023 Special Olympics World Games, Tyler says he would like to someday help younger athletes as a coach.

I was ashamed of my disabilities. Then my parents insisted I compete in the Special Olympics

I was 11 when my parents gave me a choice: I could quit figure skating or transfer to a new club that had a program for people with disabilities.

Dad discovers joy of coaching Special Olympians

Larry Robbins says he's usually the "loudest one in the arena" when cheering for Team P.E.I.'s Special Olympians.

Unified Special Olympics games create lasting bonds between Ohio students

John Marshall High School hosted a Unified basketball event for six high schools, bringing together typical and neurodivergent students to compete in basketball.

Three from GHS lobby in D.C. for Special Olympics

A New York contingent for the Special Olympics’ “Capitol Hill Day” in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 6 included 3 people from Guilderland High School: Unified Coach Alison Relyea, and athletes Alyssa O’Connor and Cole Miller.

Hoxsie student donates $500 winnings to Special Olympics

First-grader Sofiah Kidd won a Feinstein Junior Scholar Golden Ticket, consisting of a $5,000 grant for her school and a $500 donation to a charity of her choice.

FanSided and Special Olympics Return to Super Bowl Media Row with Unified Reporting Team

FanSided Hires Special Olympics Florida Athlete and Sportscaster, Malcom Harris-Gowdie as Unified Reporter

Next stop Italy for Special Olympics snowboarder

Chris Furches took to a snowboard several years ago like a fish to water, and now the 24-year-old’s skill at the sport has garnered him an invite to next year’s Special Olympics World Games in Turin, Italy.

Louisiana Special Olympics athlete will compete on the national stage

Persephone White is preparing to compete in the USPA High School Nationals in powerlifting.

Allegis Group Foundation, Aerotek to bring dozens of volunteers to Polar Bear Plunge

Every year, it takes hundreds of volunteers to put on an event like the Polar Bear Plunge.

Athlete celebrates more than 10 years of competing at Special Olympics Tennessee

Halladay White has been an athlete with Special Olympics Tennessee for more than a decade.

Schools Should Boost Inclusion of Students With Disabilities, Tim Shriver Says

The United States does more to ensure access to education for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities than many other countries...

Gloucester boys hoopers gift team manager Williamson with new shoes

A Special Olympics extraordinaire, Williamson, who has Asperger syndrome, has become a key part of the Fishermen athletics family.

AJ Cole surprises Las Vegas native and Special Olympics athlete with 'super' news

Sixteen-year-old Brandon Torquato is in store for a time of his life in the upcoming weeks.

Tristan Thompson Teams up with Special Olympics... Becomes Ambassador

Tristan Thompson has a new job outside of the NBA -- the Cleveland Cavaliers player has been named the newest Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics!!!

Coca-Cola makes surprise donation to honor Special Olympics' coach of the year

The Coca-Cola Company & Special Olympics Rhode Island made a surprise donation to honor Outstanding Coach of the Year for Unified Champion Schools.

Kuwait Special Olympics 2023: A year of achievements and resilience

Kuwait’s Special Olympics experienced a dynamic year filled with diverse activities and competitions.

Sioux City Journal 2023 Newsmaker of the Year: Mitchell Betsworth

There are three major rules that Mitchell Betsworth adheres to when working out in the weight room in the basement of his parents' home.

Stratford siblings collect donations to fill stockings for Outreach Centre clients

Cameron Gordon is many things: a Special Olympics athlete, a model, a former Easter Seals ambassador for people living with disabilities.
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