Through the power of our athletes and our sports, Special Olympics is ushering in a new world of unity, tolerance, and respect. #ChooseToInclude
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For 50 years, Special Olympics has been building a movement to break down barriers – both on and off the field in health and education – all through the power of sport. As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we launch a 5-year campaign to inspire action and ultimately end discrimination for people with Intellectual Disabilities. The Revolution Is Inclusion.

Special Olympics: 50 Game Changers
ESPN and Special Olympics have teamed up on a year-long storytelling initiative telling the stories of game changes and game changing moments toward inclusion. Check back each week for a new story of inclusion.
Before he was an All-Star center for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, Andre Drummond faced bullying and rejection as a child.
College students across the United States join forces with Special Olympics athletes to take on their rival schools in fierce, respectful competition.
Ricardo Thornton survived the notorious Forest Haven institution (outside of Washington, DC), a place he describes as a prison for people with intellectual disabilities.
Jamie Brewer has been breaking barriers in the world of entertainment ever since she landed her first role on the Emmy and Golden Globe winning series “American Horror Story”.
As we move forward, we need to know you’re with us. Be a revolutionary and help end discrimination against people with Intellectual Disabilities.
Revolutions are made up of real people. Learn how these people have made inclusion more than just a word, but a rule they their lives by.
Ponaganset Lead
Improving school culture with the power of inclusion.
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Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools looks to create more socially inclusive school environments around the country.
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About Intellectual Disabilities Lead
Children and adults with intellectual disabilities inspire us every day at events around the world. But what are intellectual disabilities?
From kids to communities, see inspirational examples of how inclusion is taking root, and leading to real change, both at home and around the world.
Without Special Olympics I would not have met Georgia, Jim, Bree, Erin and Matthew from Illinois.
Shared by Daniel Smrokowski
Simon Koh of Special Olympics, the sports organisation that provides training to individuals with intellectual disabilities, stresses on the need for special children to come out and have their own group.
Shared by Carolyn Phillips
Major League Soccer and Special Olympics team up for unified soccer prior to the MLS All-Star game in Atlanta.
Shared by Crystal Hudson
As these athletes pour their hearts out on the field and represent their countries, millions of people will cheer them on and put race aside and simply worry about goals scored.
Shared by Justin Shim
Fifty delegates attended the inaugural ‘People with Disabilities in Tech’ event at the BBC at MediaCityUK earlier this month.
Shared by Parker Ramsdell
For the first time the organization’s 108-year-history, the Boy Scouts of America is changing its name to be gender neutral ahead of allowing girls to join.
Shared by Glynis Condon
Pride parades are the best kind of public spectacle: They uplift, unite, and give people a great reason to have a lot of fun.
Shared by Alea Connolly
The school didn’t have any special education teachers and never had included a student with Down syndrome, but they were committed to making it work.
Shared by Crystal Hudson
An examination of the history of black baseball in the nation’s capital from its inception to present day.
Shared by Erin Griffiths
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