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Healthy Communities

SO Senegal Coach Wins Olympic Values Education Program Recognition

"Disability is not a barrier to doing sports. You can live your passion with a disability."
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Celebrating World Health Day with Equitable Care

Everyone’s health needs should be included in the healthcare system, and people with intellectual disabilities deserve to have access to a healthcare environment that best addresses their specific health needs.
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Celebrating Champion of Inclusion – Dr. Mohammad Haseeb Al-Bizri

Special Olympics MENA recognizes and celebrates champions of inclusion.
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Golisano Foundation Continues to Fund Special Olympics’ Healthy Communities Work

Fansided article about how Special Olympics is supporting emotional health.
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Highlighting Health at the Special Olympics Pan African Games 2020

The first-ever Pan African Games provided a one of a kind experience, including in Healthy Athletes, with 1845 screenings in just 5 days!
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Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing, Waterford Institute of Technology Partner to Advance Health Care Needs of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

PITTSFORD, N.Y., February 25, 2020: The Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing at St. John Fisher College and Waterford Institute of Technology in Waterford, Ireland have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together in the field of intellectual disability nursing.
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Sidelined and Stigmatized: How Special Olympics Kenya is helping parents of children with intellectual disabilities

"Among one hundred women, only one woman will accept to take care of a child that is not hers and has intellectual disabilities..."
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Golisano Foundation support helps expand health programming in Kenya

Ann Costello, Executive Director of the Foundation Visits Kenya for the first time and meets with athletes and teachers
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Cities of Inclusion Summit in Philadelphia

Special Olympics Pennsylvania hosted a “Cities of Inclusion” Summit to create a vision for Philadelphia as an inclusive city. 
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Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle with Special Olympics Slovenia

Special Olympics Slovenia is currently in its second year of a three-year Healthy Communities Project, within which one of the main focuses is healthy lifestyle promotion.
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