Special Olympics has competitions, programs and initiatives all around the world, every day of the year. Here's a look at what it's all about.
Over the last three years, the Play Unified: Learn Unified initiative has helped create nearly 2,000 new Unified Schools in 14 Programs, driving inclusion for youth with and without intellectual disabilities around the world.
Clue about Sargent Shriver and Special Olympics featured on Jeopardy, May 11, 2021. Read the Full Article
After shattering expectations and becoming the first person with Down syndrome to complete an IRONMAN triathlon, Chris Nikic has made history again by being the first person with an intellectual disability to win a Lauresus sports award. Read the full article.
There are over 147,000 volunteer coaches who dedicate their time towards providing quality sport opportunities for athletes across the SONA Region. Congrats Coach Jennifer LaCapra, 2020 SONA Outstanding UCS Coach! This is the first year we’ve awarded the honor of SONA Outstanding Coach to two recipients.READ ARTICLE
Special Olympics New York athlete Cori makes a case for inclusive healthcare.
A coach in Iran says "if we embrace the qualities of our athletes into our daily lives, we can build a world of justice, equality, and happiness." Read more about what he's learned from SO athletes here.
Poor nutrition can lead to poor health. Challenge yourself to snack healthy & kickstart your journey to better health...with some quick tips from our athletes!
People with intellectual disabilities face significant challenges in accessing quality healthcare. Health-care providers (HCPs) can change this ... by joining the Revolution for Healthcare Inclusion!
Join us as we advocate for equity—and respect—in health care for people of ALL abilities!