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More than 50 years ago, Special Olympics launched a global movement to break down barriers and end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities. Since then, this peaceful revolution has been changing lives all around the world. Join “The Revolution Is Inclusion” now—and be part of a powerful new generation that celebrates ALL abilities!

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Special Olympics: 50 Game Changers
ESPN and Special Olympics have teamed up on a year-long storytelling initiative telling the stories of game changing moments toward inclusion. Check back each week for a new story of inclusion.
Best Buddies Challenge
For last twenty years, Best Buddies has hosted the Best Buddies Challenge, an event that celebrates individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) with football, cycling, food, and fun. Join celebrities like Tom Brady and Guy Fieri as they team up with Buddies to show that everybody deserves to be included!
Everybody gets a chance to shine at CO/LAB, where people of all abilities come together and express themselves through inclusive theater arts.
Women of Saudi Arabia
In a movement that has long been fueled by women’s leadership, the female athletes of Special Olympics Saudi Arabia are just the latest trailblazers who are breaking barriers for inclusion.
Jackie and Phillip
For individuals with severe or profound disabilities, the Motor Activity Training Program (MATP) uses sports adapted to individual strengths to build confidence and personal connections.
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.
As the world rallies around Global Handwashing Day, it is important to bring awareness to those who face barriers and challenges around hygiene and handwashing.
Shared by Stephanie Corkett
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is one of the best players in all of football.
Shared by Mike Molly
Lawrence Guy walked by nearly 30 poster boards Friday morning at Bridgewater State University, looking intently at the photos and information on each one.
Shated by James Bell
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 Jessica Charles
Meet Caroline Casey. Her company is #valuable. Ring a bell? That's probably because this long-time rebel is absolutely fine with courting controversy and even happier making news globally for doing so.
Shared by Denise Absher
Track and field stories, in their simplest form, boil down to times, and distances, comparison and competition, personal gains and personal glory.
Shared by Carolyn Phillips
This year all of us who are part of the Special Olympics movement are proudly celebrating our 50th anniversary, and it is well worth remembering that our origins were during a divisive time in our nation’s history...
Shared by Crystal Hudson
Winning gave me the energy and drive to continue on this sporting journey, to fulfil my fullest potential. At the 2018 Special Olympics National Games in Riau, I won two silver medals in bocce in the singles and doubles categories. It felt extraordinary to achieve success at the national level.
Shared by Genevieve Jiang
If too many things stimulate his mind at one time, he has a difficult time calming down. But when he jumped into Clear Lake in West Branch on Friday, Aug. 14, all of those challenges washed away.
Shared by Wendy Carpenter
This Unified pair from Maui High School, Hawaii had the opportunity to attend the Youth Leadership Experience as part of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle.
Shared by Elise Calanni
After years of adapting her daughter’s clothing to meet the girl’s needs, Nikki Green started a clothing line for children with disabilities.
Shared by Nikki
InclusiveU at Syracuse University wants students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to have fully inclusive access to college.
Shared by Crystal Troxel
As a mother with a son affected with Fragile X syndrome—a genetic disorder—Emilie Weight believes that a diagnosis of disability can create opportunity, not despair.
Shared by Merriam Winter
Gerald Mballe left war-torn Cameroon on a dinghy. Football played an indispensable role in integrating him into Italian society. Didier Drogba watched him at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Shared by Brian Gresham
The Tuscaloosa City Schools’ program combines Special Olympics athletes, individuals with intellectual disabilities, and partners, individuals without intellectual disabilities, on teams for training and competition.
Shared by Jamie Booth
About a month ago, a Lexington gymnast returned home from Abu Dhabi after competing in the Special Olympics World Games.
Shared by Jennifer Wright
Shared by Brian Gresham
Dozens of Special Olympics athletes brought their best soccer game to DeSales University.
Shared by Shawn Stephens
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