Women's History Month

March 1 – March 31
Celebrating Women’s History Month
Special Olympics Board Vice Chair, Loretta Clairborne, celebrates Special Olympics Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver and the female athletes who have contributed to the movement over the last 50 years.
Kayla McKeon
Kayla McKeon is changing laws and attitudes as the first registered lobbyist with Down syndrome. As the Manager of Grassroots Advocacy with the National Down Syndrome Society, Kayla brings her personal story to the Nation’s Capital.
Women of Saudi Arabia
In a movement that has long been fueled by women’s leadership, the female athletes of Special Olympics Saudi Arabia are just the latest trailblazers who are breaking barriers for inclusion.
Text reads: Several Forums at the games will focus on Women's Issues and Achievements. 6 illustrations of women.
In honor of International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the women participating in the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.
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Rosa standing in front of a brick pillar with the word You are Beautiful written above her. She is looking up and smiling for the photo.
In 2010, President Barack Obama signed “Rosa’s Law” which changed “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability” in US federal law. Inspired by nine year-old Rosa Marcellino, the law was a key component in the groundswell of advocacy efforts promoting inclusive, people first-language for people with intellectual disabilities.
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Hannah and Daina
Hannah and Daina found common ground through their passion for snowboarding and continue to grow their bond as they advocate for inclusion within the sport.
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Bree Bogucki on the field in her track suit for an interview.
For Bree Bogucki, growing up was anything but easy. She grew up isolated, locking herself in her room. At nine-years-old, Bree was introduced to sports and her life was changed forever.
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Loretta Claiborne holding her gold medals in front of the American flag.
Loretta Claiborne went from being non-verbal to becoming the voice of the Special Olympics movement.
Rajah Diouri Sy looking at the interviewer (that is off camera/photo) and telling her story.
Rajah, volunteer National Director of Special Olympics Senegal, partners with her community to open up opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.
Daina Shilts holding up her silver medal at the 2013 Special Olympics.
Daina Shilts can and has become a symbol of leadership in the Inclusion Revolution.
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