Autism

One of April’s “Autism Awareness” themes is celebrating ways that people with autism lead full and healthy lives. For the Taylor twins, that’s something they celebrate every day.
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I’m well aware of the challenges of an autistic person in the United States but I wanted to take this opportunity to learn the challenges people with autism face living in Asia.
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In 2004, 14-year old Ashley Adie experienced true inclusion for the first time. During a Special Olympics British Columbia Regional swim meet, Adie would enjoy the competition, but she found something much more than the ribbons and personal bests that day.
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There he is, alone, with mother nature. Unlacing his shoes and removing his socks, he walks barefoot on the Iowa soil. Depending on the day, a shadow might reflect off the cool grass. The crisp sharpness of the earth glides across his skin helping Tyler Leech disconnect from the world.
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It’s well known that employment rates are low for people with disabilities. The employment rate is especially low in medical and other professional fields. That’s why a new initiative in Louisiana and Texas is so innovative.
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Roberto Hernandez has coached athletes with intellectual disabilities for 25 years. That’s a long time to do anything, but when you talk to Coach Roberto about coaching for Special Olympics New Jersey now, he still has passion in his voice, the same passion he exudes when he talks about his family.
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For Autism Awareness Month, we get fitness advice and tips from a wise Health Messenger.
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Discover how Special Olympics Unified Sports created a positive change in their son’s life.
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Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger from Special Olympics Pakistan
Special Olympics volunteers Dr. Dindo Astom and Dr. Arlyn Astom found a way to make a difference for people with intellectual disabilities...
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