Asia Pacific

A stack of floorball sticks.
The iFF (International Floorball Federation), the Indian Football Federation and Special Olympics Bharat (India) found a way to enhance the knowledge base of referees through virtual learning.
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Special Olympics Argentina Youth Leader shows her fruit skewers.
Special Olympics athletes are known for their athleticism, determination, and all-around inclusion. However, their skills go way beyond the fields and into places like kitchens!
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Inclusive group of young adults sitting at a round table watching one young man writing.
Ben Haack, Special Olympics Athlete Leader from Australia, and Olivia Najdovski, 2020 Social Connectedness Fellow at Special Olympics, discuss the need to include people with intellectual disabilities in research design for studies pertaining to them in a post for The Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness.
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Selfie of Joshua Cohen
I interviewed a girl from Japan named Sayako. She was very nice and easy to talk to. I interviewed her on Special Olympics, the coronavirus and how it’s impacting us, and our personal interest, including Japan.
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Celebrating Fathers
Special Olympics is grateful for the participation and support of fathers all over the globe. Fathers who are athletes, fans, coaches, volunteers, staff and cheerleaders help make this movement so special.
Jasmine stands on the stage with a microphone in her hand.
One of my teachers said that through art I could communicate with my fellow students. When we would have art classes I felt relaxed and included.
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Ratna Mohd Zain, her daughter Nadhrah and Coach JC.
Ratna Mohd Zain’s daughter Nadhrah is a swimmer with Special Olympics Singapore. Ratna believes parents need to play their part to work in tandem with coaches to bring out the best in their children.
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Benjamin Haack standing outside wearing a shirt that reads, "Youth for Inclusion 2019"
This world right now is going through a once in a lifetime event, that has put us on the brink. Yet through that, a unique organisation has some very powerful yet simple messages coming from an even more unique group of people who have never been on the global radar.
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Girls playing basketball on a court.
On the United Nation’s International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Special Olympics celebrates its partnership with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation (Laureus).
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"It's Fantastic!"
Dr. Veenu Seth was introduced to inclusive health through her volunteer work in nutrition education and health promotion in the Asia-Pacific region. She saw its power among students with disabilities in India. She was amazed by the difference it makes!