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Employment

Throughout the Special Olympics North America Region, companies demonstrate what an inclusive environment should look like and how that translates throughout the communities. While some help in the athletic realm, others are helping in employment, an important aspect of living an independent life. In Canada, companies like Sobeys and Tim Hortons go above and beyond in leading the charge with meaningful employment opportunities for those with intellectual disabilities.
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Jana Kennedy’s passion for working in the prep kitchen stems from her relationship with her grandma.
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On the campus of North Carolina State University, Erin Johnston and Ke’Shaun Tillman formed an unlikely friendship.
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Happy October and National Disability Employment Awareness Month! It’s the season of showcasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
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Two videos highlight the Athlete Leadership programming work that Special Olympics offers.
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Special Olympics Great Britain is launching first online art business led by Special Olympics athlete, leader and artist Niall Guite.
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Like many people with intellectual disabilities, Yin Hao dreams of having a good job. But jobs can be hard to find—and job training can also be tough to find. Luckily, there is a visionary special coffee shop, located near Yin's school in Shanghai. It's called The Dream Workshop.
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Surrounded by the magnificent architecture showcased at the White House, Danielle Liebl was experiencing a life-changing event.
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Oana Rotar, a 29-year-old athlete with Special Olympics Romania, made history earlier this year when she became the first woman with Down syndrome to be employed in the country’s public administration.
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Family members reflect on how Special Olympics improved Betty Sue and her family's lives.
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