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Commit To Change: Leaving No One Behind

At Special Olympics, we’re not just about sports. We are agents of change, stepping up for a more inclusive world—one in which everyone has the opportunity to lead meaningful and well-rounded lives.
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Special Olympics Announces New Rosemary Collaboratory Initiative to Help Strengthen Health Systems to Include those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Rosemary Kennedy inspired Eunice Kennedy Shriver to found Special Olympics, and Special Olympics is excited to further honor her memory with the newly launched Rosemary Collaboratory.
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Global Coalition for Inclusion Signed in Ghana and Seychelles

Special Olympics Ghana hosted the first signing in the Special Olympics (SO) Africa Region of the Global Coalition for Inclusion with the Republic of Ghana on 27 November 2023.
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Dr. Carlos Chacón's Visionary Journey

Ecuadorian pioneer has brought improved eye health and vision care to Special Olympics athletes for over two decades thanks to support of Lions Clubs International Foundation
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Special Olympics’ Kim Widdess Talks All Things Inclusion on COMCAST Newsmakers

The following is an excerpt from COMCAST Newsmakers’ story, Special Olympics: Creating a World of Inclusion Through Sports.
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Inclusion, Solidarity and Sport - New Model for a New Time

Early November, on the island of Bonaire, a Local Organizing Committee, together with the national government of the Netherlands invested in a new, innovative, and transformative model of development through sport programming for youth with intellectual and development disabilities.
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Special Olympics and American Council on Exercise Form Partnership

Special Olympics and American Council on Exercise have partnered to build awareness and capacity within the fitness industry to support the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Higher ‘Happiness Levels’ and Self-Confidence among Outcomes as Three-Year Sport Initiative Nears Finish

More than 5,000 children with intellectual disabilities have seen an improvement in their overall happiness, motor and social skills as a result of the EEA and Norway Grants-funded project.
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Special Olympics Calls for Health Systems That Leave No One Behind

At Special Olympics, we are actively striving to make a positive impact in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities worldwide through global platforms like the World Health Summit 2023. Learn more about our movement and our impact through this video developed with support from "Lever for Change".

Special Olympics Tennis Player Lily Mills selected for Australian Open Persons with Intellectual Impairment Championships

Three-time Special Olympics (SO) World Games gold medalist, Lily Mills, has been selected as a wildcard for the Australian Open Persons with Intellectual Impairment Championships.
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