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For National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October), I wanted to share about the BEST resource around: Special Olympics.
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Omar Al Shami proudly represented his country, the United Arab Emirates, at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, and achieved a gold medal in the swimming competition. Omar is also a member of Special Olympics UAE’s Unified Youth Council, a Health Messenger advocating for swimming and fitness, works with the Unified Schools program, and speaks at various large-scale events.
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Learn how to make tasty snacks from Special Olympics Health Messengers and WWE Superstars.
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Eric Massey, a 17-year-old Special Olympics athlete and Health Messenger from Memphis, Tennessee, dedicated the past year to his health and fitness journey.
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Stephanie Handojo discusses pushing past hurdles in life.
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Special Olympics takes part in the Big Game media tour virtually.
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The world changed in 2020. Isolation, fear, overloaded health systems, and food insecurity continue to plague the world through the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has especially made things difficult for people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Significant health disparities have been further exacerbated for those with ID. Special Olympics Health has been working hard to address these disparities.
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How a Love of Football Helps Hassam Set Goals and Accomplish Them
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Stephanie Ching has been a tenacious Special Olympics athlete for more than 25 years and has the medals to prove it!
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Vince Egan, a 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games gold medal winner in alpine skiing from Colorado, competes in five Special Olympics sports and coaches youth basketball.
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