Unified Schools

A program designed to promote social inclusion and social-emotional learning through inclusive sport.
Unified group standing together for a group photo.
ESPN’s Around The Horn Host Tony Reali attends Generation Unified 2019 in Washington, DC with Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools locations and activities.
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Margot holding Hannah at the playground.
As part of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we take a look inside the life of Margot and her daughter Hannah.
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A team of unified Russian football players
Shuya, Russia—Special Olympics Russia hosted an All-Russian Youth Football and Unified Football Tournament with more than 100 participants—with and without intellectual disabilities—representing six regions of the Russian Federation.
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Students sitting at tables looking at a presentation
Chicago, Illinois, September 23, 2019 – Over the past four days youth leaders with and without intellectual disabilities from 12 states and Canada came together for the Special Olympics Inclusive Youth Leadership Summit. With the support of KPMG, students participated in networking sessions, leadership development trainings and experiential opportunities that furthered their understanding of what it means not only to be a leader but an inclusive leader.
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A group of four swimmers in with their arms around one another smiling for a group photo.
You know how important it is to #ChooseToInclude! Show off your skills and put your knowledge to the test in this Special Olympics Inclusion Quiz!
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ESPN Honor Roll presented by ESPN and Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools
Special Olympics would like to congratulate this year's ESPN Top 5 Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® for their dedication to inclusion.
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A photo of the Dayas-Tokoto family.
Discover how Special Olympics Unified Sports created a positive change in their son’s life.
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A group of five people stand holding a white banner that reads 'Play Unified. Learn Unified.' with the sea and blue sky in the background.
Special Olympics Serbia was among the national programme teams that attended the recent Unified Champion Schools National Conference in San Diego, California.
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One adult and a group of young kids in a circle hugging one another wearing Special Olympics El Salvador neon jerseys.
Special Olympics believes that in order to create lasting attitudinal change across the world, the focus must begin on today’s youth.
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Two students working on an assignment at a desk.
Three Component Model is Proven to Create Positive School Climates
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