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.
Rajah, volunteer National Director of Special Olympics Senegal, partners with her community to open up opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.
Before Ken Melvin found Special Olympics, he was on a path that led to nowhere.
The Inclusion Revolution takes all of us, and sometimes it’s parents who are leading the charge.
To combat the deadly floods that ravage Odisha, India every year, Arpita Mohapatra trains children with and without intellectual disabilities in open water swimming, an important and often life-saving skill.
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.
The question isn’t whether we are a nation divided by anger and fear. The question is what we’re going to do about it.
Shared by Tim Shriver
Shared by Brian Gresham
Dozens of Special Olympics athletes brought their best soccer game to DeSales University.
Shared by Shawn Stephens
The Special Olympics program in Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) has been run by the Rural Development Trust (RDT) since 2006.
Shared by Kabeer Arjun
What if I told you there was a place showcasing humanity’s best? There is such a place and that place is The Special Olympics.
Shared by Mike Groseclose
Justin Gallegos has cerebral palsy, but that hasn't stopped him from pursuing his dream.
Shated by Mingwei Hsu
A senior project video by Rachel Boisvere that aims to help society understand that disabilities do not make people any different than everybody else.
Shared by Caitlin Nason
By lighting up RED for inclusion we are helping to bring urgency and awareness to the plight of people with Intellectual Disabilities around the world.
Shared by Nomthandazo Dladla
The Special Olympics has touched millions of lives for decades.
Shared by Stephanie Corkett
Special Olympics will make the UAE’s two most famous cities even better known, reports Abeer Anwar
Shared by Noha Gaballah
Merle Caples has followed the Orioles for nearly 60 years—first with her eyes, and now with her ears.
Shared by Parker Ramsdell
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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