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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.

Coaching Youth Athletes – Coach Webinar Series 2023 (English)

The second webinar of the 2023 Coach Webinar Series, presented by Gallagher, was about Coaching Youth Athletes. This focused on coaching athletes from their first experience of sport, to when they leave school/college.

Agents Of Inclusion: Episode Thirty-Three

JR is headed up to Pennsylvania for this episode to talk to former athlete Daniel Morales about his role in the Special Olympics and how he is spreading his message of inclusion wherever he goes.

Coaching MATP Athletes-Coach Webinar Series 2023 (English)

The first webinar of the Coach Webinar Series 2023, presented by Gallagher, is dedicated to Coaching MATP Athletes. Motor Activity Training Program or MATP is our Special Olympics movement-based sensory sports program for athletes with severe or profound disabilities and complex support needs. Hosted by Kiera Byland BEM, a trained MATP coach herself, and Dr. Niamh E. Mourton, Senior Manager of MATP for Special Olympics International. This webinar gave us a broad overview of what MATP is, who it is for, and how we can implement it in our programs.

Coaching MATP Athletes-Coach Webinar Series 2023 (English)

The first webinar of the Coach Webinar Series 2023, presented by Gallagher, is dedicated to Coaching MATP Athletes. Motor Activity Training Program or MATP is our Special Olympics movement-based sensory sports program for athletes with severe or profound disabilities and complex support needs. Hosted by Kiera Byland BEM, a trained MATP coach herself, and Dr. Niamh E. Mourton, Senior Manager of MATP for Special Olympics International. This webinar gave us a broad overview of what MATP is, who it is for, and how we can implement it in our programs.

Inclusion Revolution Radio - Shanaia Xuereb

Welcome to our special edition of Inclusion Revolution Radio and Spotlight Sessions from Special Olympics and accessiBe. It’s an exclusive series of conversations, where we talk about all things inclusion, sport and accessibility. In our seventh episode, we were fortunate enough to speak to Shanaia Xuereb, Special Olympics Malta Athlete, Health Messenger, and member of the Athlete Leadership Committee. This year Shanaia got to represent Malta at the Global Athlete Leadership Conference, helping to lead the way for a more inclusive world. Additionally, as a health messenger, Shanaia helped to advocate for athletes and serve as a health and wellness role model for the Special Olympics community.

ICCE Coaches Day

Celebrating International Council for Coaching Excellence Day.Read the full ICCE Global Coaches Day story

Agents Of Inclusion: Episode Thirty-Two

JR is joined by Bobby Jones, someone who has been connected with Special Olympics for over 25 years now. Listen as JR sits down with a man of many talents.

Special Olympics Global Leadership Coalition for Inclusion 🤝

As world leaders convene at the 2023 #UNGeneralAssembly, we're thrilled to showcase the Special Olympics Global Leadership Coalition for Inclusion. This historic moment sees governments, industry, philanthropy and the development community join forces to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities. Together, we're expanding inclusive education and sports opportunities to over 2m young people in 150k+ schools and bringing Special Olympics programming to 180 nations. This is not just a vision; it's a global movement towards a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable future for EVERYBODY.

Agents Of Inclusion: Episode Thirty-One

Former Special Olympics Athlete and current Ambassador Aliyas Sargento & current athlete, Jaeden Binion, sit down with JR. The two talk about their experiences with Special Olympics and their great friendship that formed as a result.

Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 - Highlights

Relive inspiring moments of our remarkable Special Olympics Europe-Eurasia athletes at the World Games Berlin 2023. Their brilliance continues to shine two months after the Closing Ceremony. Join us in celebrating their achievements!

Next Steps

In this video, you will hear families share how communicating with their child's health care providers, joining parent support groups and becoming involved with Special Olympics helped support the wellbeing of their entire family.

Plan of Care

In this video, you will hear families share their experience receiving an intellectual or developmental disability diagnosis for their child, and how creating a plan of care and collaborating with their healthcare providers helped support their child's health and development.