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.
Chris Nikic—the first person with Down syndrome to complete a full IRONMAN®—leads star pack
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Special Olympics is celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) by challenging everyone to up their game for global inclusion.
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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.
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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.
The Special Olympics ' Global Athletes Congress is serving as a platform where Special Olympics athletes lead the way to a more inclusive world.
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“Because when WWE and Special Olympics get together, WE GET HYPED!”
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