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Spread the Word: Inclusion

Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘repeated use’ of R-word condemned by Special Olympics: ‘Do better’

The following is an excerpt from Page Six’s article titled, Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘repeated use’ of R-word condemned by Special Olympics: ‘Do better.’
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Running for Unified Schools: Special Olympics Morocco’s Story 

Special Olympics Morocco participates in the Marrakech Marathon.
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Champions of Change: Special Olympics Montenegro

Special Olympics (SO) Montenegro took action for inclusion on our Global Day of Activation. Watch the video to learn more about SO Montenegro's involvement with Spread the Word: Inclusion and the impact the campaign has had on local schools and communities.

Special Olympics Athlete Turns Passion for Politics into Career

Born with Down syndrome, Reilly defies stereotypes every day through sport, leadership and employment, exemplifying the value people with intellectual disabilities bring to all facets of life.
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Why the R-Word Is the R-Slur

Practice Inclusion: End the Use of the R-Word The research shows that when social media users are posting about people with intellectual disabilities, 7 in every 10 of those posts are negative, and 6 in 10 contain a slur.
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Inclusive Language for Talking About People With Intellectual Disabilities

10 Tips for Supporting Dignity and Fighting Negative Stereotypes
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2019: A Very Inclusive Year

This was a big year for Special Olympics. From high-level competitions and high-profile partnerships to the expansion of Unified Sports and Athlete Leadership, the power of inclusion was on full display.
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“Born This Way” is a Win for Inclusion at the 2018 Emmy Awards

The cast of A&E’s reality series “Born This Way” is breaking barriers as one of the most inclusive shows on television.
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Rosa's Law Signed Into Law by President Obama

A journey that began as one Maryland family’s battle for respect and acceptance for their daughter and sister, Rosa, became a significant milestone in the ongoing battle for dignity, inclusion and respect of all people with intellectual disabilities when United States President Barack Obama signed bill S.2781 into federal law on October 5, 2010.
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