Our Voices

Special Olympics is a movement from athletes with intellectual disabilities. Our Voices shares their unique voices and perspectives.
Jasmine stands on the stage with a microphone in her hand.
One of my teachers said that through art I could communicate with my fellow students. When we would have art classes I felt relaxed and included.
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Kenny Mayne reporting for ESPN in 1998
Alison Smith, Special Olympics Connecticut athlete, recently interviewed her long-time friend Kenny Mayne, Anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter.” They discussed keeping positive while staying home due to the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus.
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Benjamin Haack standing outside wearing a shirt that reads, "Youth for Inclusion 2019"
This world right now is going through a once in a lifetime event, that has put us on the brink. Yet through that, a unique organisation has some very powerful yet simple messages coming from an even more unique group of people who have never been on the global radar.
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Looking to recording an interesting podcast that keeps people’s attention? Award-winning and veteran podcaster, Dan Smrokowski (Special Olympics Illinois) offers these tips on how to create compelling content for audio and video podcasts.
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World Games 2019, Track and Field - young man celebrating.
It's the most exciting time of year for all who are involved. Each year at the beginning of June, hundreds of Special Olympics Maryland athletes gather at Towson University just outside Baltimore City, ahead of the annual Summer Games.
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Loretta finger weaving a friendship bracelet.
Loretta Claiborne is the Vice Chair of the Special Olympics Board of Directors and athlete from Pennsylvania. In this expert tip video, she demonstrates how to make a friendship bracelet.
Stephanie flexing her biceps.
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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Robert Jones sitting at his desk giving a presentation.
Looking for a way to bring your black and white illustrations to life? In this video, Bobby Jones, Special Olympics Virginia, demonstrates how to color in pictures using Adobe Illustrator.
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Ken: Making a Better World
Through Unified Leadership, we are bringing people together to learn from each other & build a more inclusive world.
Gaining Confidence with Micheline
In finding inclusion, Micheline also found confidence and independence.