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A high-school student at a Unified School in Senegal shares the impact Special Olympics programming has made on her cousin with Down syndrome.
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A youth leader in Lebanon shares how a lifelong involvement with Special Olympics shaped her life and why she wants youth of all abilities to participate in inclusive activities.
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A Unified School in Mongolia brings together students with and without intellectual disabilities to work on their communication skills.
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A principal in Jamaica shares his plan to make schools more inclusive to students of all abilities.
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Today Special Olympics releases research showing how their Unified Schools model removes one of the greatest barriers—negative attitudes and behaviors—for students with intellectual disability (ID) and improves the education of all students.
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As part of a historic initiative to advance inclusive development worldwide for the youth of all abilities, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has provided the Special Olympics movement with a new grant of $8,500,000 USD to launch a Global Campaign for Inclusion in support of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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A Continuing Partnership to Further Work for Inclusion in Education Around the World.
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18 November 2021—New York, New York: As part of a historic initiative to advance inclusive development worldwide for youth of all abilities, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has provided the Special Olympics movement with a new grant of $8,500,000 USD to launch a Global Campaign for Inclusion in support of individuals with intellectual disabilities. The support makes possible a partnership that will elevate awareness of the transformative power of Special Olympics inclusive programming around the world and empower youth to help drive a global policy effort to support inclusion in schools and communities.Read the full article.
Athletes, coaches and Unified partners in Nigeria participate in 21-week Unified Sports® program thanks to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
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Read the stories of just a few of the athletes, peer partners, Youth Leaders, coaches, teachers, parents and organizational partners around the globe leading the charge for inclusion through Play Unified: Learn Unified.
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