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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.
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!
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Everybody gets a chance to shine at CO/LAB, where people of all abilities come together and express themselves through inclusive theater arts.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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
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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
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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
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
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