Family

Special Olympics Chinese Taipei athlete Michael Fan inspired his mother Angela Huang to become an open water swimmer and coach.
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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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Special Olympics Global Ambassador Maureen McCormick recently spoke to Kelsey Nicole Nelson on KNN/Fox Sports Radio. They discussed family members with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics sporting competition, Unified Champion Schools and Inclusive Health.
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Adedamola Roberts, 5 times Special Olympics Gold medallist in swimming, shared his thoughts on having a sense of purpose, identify and value in The Guardian Nigeria.
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How the Coach’s lifetime commitment to promote tolerance and acceptance is changing the worldview of athletes with intellectual disabilities.
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In an article for The Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness, 2020 Social Connectedness Fellow at Special Olympics Olivia Najdovski explains unique challenges faced by siblings of people with intellectual disabilities face and explores solutions.
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After enduring 136 days in the Hospital due to COVID-19, Colby Douglas, a Special Olympics gold-medaling swimmer from New Jersey, was escorted home by a motorcade that included local police officers. He arrived to cheers and well wishes from his family, friends and neighbors.
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Aaisha Sanaullah explains why she pursued a legal internship at Special Olympics in University of Richmond post.
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Special Olympics Board Chairman, Timothy Shriver and his daughter Kathleen get candid about social distancing, social media and the legacy left by the women in the family.
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Special Olympics is grateful for the participation and support of fathers all over the globe. Fathers who are athletes, fans, coaches, volunteers, staff and cheerleaders help make this movement so special.