The Global Center for Inclusion in Education serves as a hub for global thought leadership for inclusive education through research, policy, and programming. Its mission is dedicated to the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in academic, sport, social, and community activities.
The Global Center for Inclusion in Education serves as a hub for global thought leadership for inclusive education through research, policy, and programming. Its mission is dedicated to the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in academic, sport, social, and community activities. More information about the Center is below.
Hubs of Excellence
Argentina, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Romania, and Rwanda are supporting the expansion of UCS programming. Each region expands partnerships, reach, capacity, and involvement of local educators and youth. These expansion Programs include Australia, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Paraguay, Poland, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Slovakia, Trinidad and Tobago.
Research is essential to learn how to foster inclusive mindsets and behaviors, and unlock the formula for spreading inclusion. Our research partnerships deepen our knowledge of the barriers and bridges to inclusion through evaluation of inclusive sport, education, and youth development programming worldwide.
The Global Center publishes research and policy briefs that illuminate our work on inclusion in education, along with case studies showcasing the exemplary work of Special Olympics staff, coaches, volunteers, athletes, and youth.
Stories From Our Schools
Special Olympics looks back at the last World Games and a meaningful partnership that established new programs and bolstered education initiatives.1 Min Read
Two storybooks feature 16 stories of people with and without intellectual disabilities around the world, documenting inclusion in sports and education.1 Min Read
By organizing events, sharing ideas, and advocating for the rights of their peers, the Youth Leaders Council of Special Olympics Egypt is a driving force for inclusion in education and everyday life in the country.3 Min Read
Partnerships for Inclusion
Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy
Middle East Institute
NYU Abu Dhabi