Rise Up Together. Join the Inclusion Revolution!
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.
Nell Coonen-Korte had no idea her passion for sport would inspire the creation of a global inclusive fitness model.
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In the 1990s, Dr. Steve Perlman and Eunice Kennedy Shriver met to discuss the lack of access to health care for people with intellectual disabilities, who were often denied treatment.
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La Casa de Carlota is a Barcelona-based design studio that hires artists with and without intellectual disabilities to create unique and innovative designs for products and services.
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NFL running back and Special Olympics Global Ambassador Jamaal Charles got his start in sports through Special Olympics and for years was nervous to share his story. In 2015, he courageously took the stage at World Games to reveal that he too was a Special Olympics athlete and #newrespect took Twitter by storm.
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As we move forward, we need to know you’re with us. Be a revolutionary and help end discrimination against people with Intellectual Disabilities.
INCLUSION IN ACTION
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?
INCLUSION AROUND THE WORLD
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.
Daniel Smrokowski
Simon Koh os 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.
Carolyn Phillips
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Major League Soccer and Special Olympics team up for unified soccer prior to the MLS All-Star game in Atlanta.
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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
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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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