Health

The National Recreation and Park Association outlines strategies to address the inclusion and access to sports for all youth, and calls attention to strategies employed by Special Olympics in this article.
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An article from Youth Today discusses why individuals with intellectual disabilities are more likely to be overweight, and how Special Olympics data and resources are changing that.
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Special Olympics longstanding employee, Renee Dease, recounts her time working with Eunice Kennedy Shriver and how she witnessed the beginnings of inclusive health opportunities for millions.
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Athletes, coaches and Unified partners in Nigeria participate in 21-week Unified Sports® program thanks to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
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Since the Covid pandemic. many programmes in Europe have launched a new version of their virtual games!
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Five universities across the state of Kansas participated in the SONA Move Challenge, an 8-week movement challenge to see how many minutes of exercise participants could complete each week, to compensate for the loss of in-person sporting events and social activities. The SONA Move Challenge was offered throughout the SONA Region from March 15-May 9 for over 1,300 athletes and Unified partners from 41 Programs who collectively moved more than 2.7 million minutes. Special Olympics Kansas seized the chance to leverage the relationships they already have with universities to offer it to college teams.
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Special Olympics and the Lions Club International Foundation celebrate a 20 year partnership.
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U.S. President Joe Biden signed a law making Juneteenth a national holiday on 17 June, 2021. Celebrated on June 19th of each year, it commemorates the time when slaves in Texas learned they had gained freedom two years earlier by the Emancipation Proclamation issued during the Civil War. Historically, the day has been recognized by African Americans as the moment that slavery was fully abolished.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) support work that improves the overall health and quality of life for people living with disabilities, including those with intellectual disabilities.
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Essilor Vision Foundation recently interviewed David Evangelista, Regional President and Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia.
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