Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is the term for a set of cognitive and physical symptoms that can result from having an extra copy or part of a copy of chromosome 21. Learn about Down Syndrome.
Chris Nikic biking at a competition.
Chris Nikic, a Special Olympics Florida athlete who has Down syndrome, competes in golf, swimming, track, basketball and triathlons.
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Bart Conner,Chelsea Werner, and Nadia Comaneci on the movie set at the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy.
Inclusion is on full display in the new film Full Out 2 – You Got This! to be released digitally on Monday, 23 March 2020 for purchase and rental. The movie, based on a true story, chronicles the University of Oklahoma Women’s Gymnastics team as they try to recapture a national championship without their star athlete.
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Cole sitting on a set of stairs looking into the distance and smiling.
Cole is an athlete and co-stars in the hit television series “Stumptown” on ABC.
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Group of sorts persons putting their hands together in a circular huddle.
On 22 October, Autism Speaks, Best Buddies and Special Olympics, in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, announced the launch of Delivering Jobs, an inclusion campaign designed to create pathways to one million employment and leadership opportunities for people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental differences by 2025.
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Professional head shot of Cole smiling wearing a burgundy polo.
Cole Sibus is putting his teamwork and endurance skills to good use as one of the stars on the new, ABC hit television show, Stumptown.
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Brina Kei Maxino - We Matter, Too
As a unified generation, let us stand together and declare that all people matter.
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Zack and Shia standing in the water (up to their ankles) next to a small boat.
“The Peanut Butter Falcon” opens to wide release across the U.S. this weekend. The executive producer team includes Special Olympics Chairman Dr. Timothy Shriver.
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“The Peanut Butter Falcon” opens to wide release across the U.S. this weekend. The executive producer team includes Special Olympics Chairman Dr. Timothy Shriver.
A group of 13 athletes and representatives standing an kneeling in two rows outside.
Around the world, Youth Leaders with and without intellectual disabilities are leading community-based projects for inclusion. Paola and Maria, two Special Olympics youth leaders from El Salvador, share their experiences working together to create change.
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