Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities
International Day of Persons with Disabilities occurs on 3 December to promote the full participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Learn more about how Special Olympics Athletes are working to build a more inclusive world.
Special Olympics is proud to announce the next cohort of 108 Youth Leaders for the Youth Innovation Project Initiative.1 Min Read
Special Olympics launched Faces of Basketball, a unique online-offline activity hub and campaign.3 Min Read
Chris Nikic—the first person with Down syndrome to complete a full IRONMAN®—leads star pack3 Min Read
To address the high rates of mental distress among adults with disabilities, the CDC posted helpful resources, including recommendations for people with intellectual disabilities from Special Olympics.1 Min Read
Special Olympics Europe Eurasia has today—on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities—announced that the first ever European Unified Youth Basketball Tournament will take place in Sansepolcro, Italy in October 2021.3 Min Read
It is during these times of the unknown that the need for innovation and creativity emerges. In the following videos, Special Olympics Youth Leaders share how they took on the challenge of a new, virtual normal, and committed to creating innovative projects portraying an uncertain time.1 Min Read
On a cool midsummer evening, I sat to the right of my mom just behind the mosh pit at the Northerly Island pavilion in Chicago during the 50th Anniversary Concert for Special Olympics.7 Min Read
Special Olympics celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities with call for more inclusion
Special Olympics is celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) by challenging everyone to up their game for global inclusion.3 Min Read
The Organization of American States (OAS) and Special Olympics signed an agreement to promote sports, physical activity, health, inclusive education, sustainable and human development, and human rights of people with intellectual disabilities.3 Min Read
Health Messengers are Special Olympics athletes who have been trained to serve as a health and wellness leaders, educators, advocates and role models within their communities.