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These stories are about the power of Special Olympics to inspire hope, confidence and courage. Special Olympics changes the lives of our athletes with intellectual disabilities but also our coaches, families, volunteers and others who have the opportunity to take part.
On October 27 2022, six athletes gathered at Special Olympics headquarters ready to strike a pose on behalf of the Special Olympics Webshop!
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Actress, director, and Special Olympics supporter, Elizabeth Röhm, joined Jim Kerr and Shelli Sonstein on Q104.3 FM’s Classic Rock station to talk inclusion and upcoming Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023:
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Coach Edna coaches the American Muscle powerlifting team that consists of three female athletes and six male ranging in age from 16 to 35.
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Learn about the Special Olympics Unified Skiing and Unified Snowboarding x Games Aspen 2023 results.
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When I was selected as a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger, I was proud and thankful to receive an honor like this! The position has shaped me into a spirited, thoughtful leader in the inclusion revolution, where I help define the mindset of what true inclusion looks like.
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Together, Special Olympics and accessiBe have released a collaborative mini-series of the Inclusion Revolution Radio Podcast and accessiBe’s Spotlight Sessions where they will be highlighting the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 and driving conversation surrounding the importance of accessibility with many featured guests.
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Inclusion Revolution Radio podcast host, Novie Craven, and co-host, Josh Basile, from accessiBe have teamed up to release a podcast mini-series highlighting the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.
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“Unified Champion Schools are not the only path to social inclusion. But the model is tested, effective and ready to use. For the global community, always ready to talk but often slow to act, they are a way to finally get serious about a commitment to justice.”
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“It’s important to recognize that they may not accomplish growth or success in the same manner as many do, but our differently abled children will still accomplish remarkable milestones and pursue life goals!”
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Tim Shriver's Op-Ed in Euronews: To build inclusive classrooms, let young people with intellectual disabilities take the lead
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Special Olympics Chief, Global Youth and Education, Dr. Jacqueline Jodl, writes, “As policymakers and education leaders attempt to triage the challenges faced by young people in the aftermath of the pandemic, they should consider prioritizing the principles of social inclusion—improving the terms on which individuals and groups take part in society.”
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Happy New Year, everyone! Can you believe it is 2023?! It’s so hard to imagine that four years in my role as an SSIGM have already gone by. I can honestly say these years have certainly been filled with adventure and the unexpected.
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