Intellectual Disability

European Football Week 2020 cards featuring Joe McKenzie, David Evangelista, and Suzanne van den Einden
Football star Seamus Coleman backs campaign to support players during Covid-19 crisis.
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Mohammed Mounir illustrated story.
How the Coach’s lifetime commitment to promote tolerance and acceptance is changing the worldview of athletes with intellectual disabilities.
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Three Special Olympics athletes giving a thumbs up at the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles
10 Tips for Supporting Dignity and Fighting Negative Stereotypes
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Aerie "Better Together" green t-shirt on a bed of dandelions.
This July, Special Olympics and Aerie are celebrating the Global Week of Inclusion by teaming up for the “Better together” campaign!
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Mentor Chris Winston (left) poses with SSIGM and Special Olympics Illinois athlete Daniel Smrokowski.
The 10 Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers (SSIGM) gathered in a Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal Hotel during the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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Branding and imagery for Honoring Champions of Inclusion
From 20-26 July 2020, Special Olympics is celebrating champions of inclusion as part of Global Week of Inclusion and "The Revolution Is Inclusion," a five-year campaign.
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Special Olympics Slovakia athletes Peter Išpold, Gizela Billíková, Filip Graňo, Vanda Kračunová and Michal Štubňa are the faces of the ‘We Are Here Among You’ campaign.
Special Olympics Slovakia has recently launched a new campaign to raise awareness about discrimination against athletes with intellectual disabilities in their country.
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Loretta on stage at a 50th celebration.
Loretta Claiborne always fought for equal rights growing up. It started as a young child and transitioned into her role as Chief Inspiration Officer for Special Olympics and as a member of the board of directors. During a time of sizable racial divide in the 1960s, she had to fight for inclusion because of her skin color, but also because she had different abilities. A fight she keeps alive to this day.
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AJ sitting on a bench looking off into a park.
“People with intellectual disabilities always come last." Not this time.
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Macy's Story
Realizing the Bright Future of Your Child: An Intellectual Disability Resource for New Parents
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