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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"—and be part of a powerful new generation that celebrates all differences, all abilities!

Sign the Inclusion Pledge now—then share with your friends, family, everyone!

Inclusion in Action
Philippines athlete "AJ" was living alone, malnourished, without care or supervision in an abandoned home during the quarantine lockdown; a Special Olympics staffer tracks him down, saving him…just in time. Read more about AJ's story.
"Inclusion Can Never Be a Bad Thing"
No one expected Deran’s inspirational role model to be someone with intellectual disabilities,especially Deran. See how he’s become a force for inclusion!
Role Model for Inclusion: Meet Steven
When COVID-19 hit, Steven was on the ‘front lines,’ making sure his community had everything they needed: taking on not just one job—but two (at a grocery AND at a retail superstore)! Read more about Steven's story.
Congratulations to the Unified Generation
NFL star Eddie Yarbrough learned the importance of including people with intellectual disabilities in his high school; now he's making sure they are recognized as they graduate...and start to build an inclusive world!
The Beginning of Hope
After seeing the impact of inclusion in their own lives, Catherine & Claude are ready to push for change in their homeland, Cameroon: “One day the world will be educated and accept people with disabilities… It will one day come.”
Let Us Shine
Champion athlete/snowboarder Daina’s powerful testimony inspires: why is inclusion not just important—but essential? You’ll see why she’s a Champion FOR Inclusion.
Healthcare for All
Over 80% of healthcare providers are not professionally trained to treat people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Yet, people with ID are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19. Learn More!
Joyce’s Story
In Africa and elsewhere, Special Olympics conducts crucial outreach to help spread understanding about people with intellectual disabilities. This overcomes harsh stigma and brings new awareness among caregivers and others working with this vulnerable population. Here's just a glimpse into how this has brought new hope to Joyce, a young girl in Uganda.
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.
Dr. Perlman evaluating an athletes oral health. Healthy Athletes, Special Smiles
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.
Illustration of the four pillars of health: Physical (runner illustration); Nutritional (apple with a bit out of it); Social (illustration of three people with the middle illustrations arms outstretched); Emotional (heart) Illustrations are on a colorful SO fit background.
Nell Coonen-Korte had no idea her passion for sport would inspire the creation of a global inclusive fitness model.
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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 live 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.
Kentucky State Police posts across the state are participating in a fundraiser for Special Olympics called Cover the Cruiser.
Shared by Brian Gresham
Jacob Sare smiled when asked about his accomplishments on the field of play during his two decades of Special Olympics competition.
Shared by Nikki Villaneuva
A Special Olympics athlete is making sure her friends aren't forgotten about during these tough times.
Shared by Eric Leclerc
The Orland Park Police Department is hosting a bike ride benefit on August 30 for Special Olympics Illinois.
Shared by Denise Absher
Mark Cuevas, star of 'Love is Blind' and Special Olympics Illinois ambassador, previews this year's virtual festival.
Shared by SO Illinois
The Law Enforcement Torch Run to Benefit Special Olympics Wyoming has historically conducted runs leading up to the Special Olympics Wyoming State Summer Games.
Shared by Antonio Myers
Even in a crisis, doctors should not abandon the principle of nondiscrimination.
Shared by Crystal Hudson
Concerns and restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak forced Special Olympics Kentucky to cancel our State Summer Games—the centerpiece of our competition year—for the first time in our history.
Shated by James Bell
Even in a crisis, doctors should not abandon the principle of nondiscrimination.
Shared by Crystal Hudson
FromToday
The Special Olympics has teamed up with WWE to launch a “School of Strength” fitness campaign in response to athletes needing at-home workouts during the coronavirus pandemic.
Shared by Antonio Myers
People with intellectual disabilities are one of the most vulnerable populations to Covid-19, mainly due to their lack of access to healthcare. Here's how the @SpecialOlympics is doing its part on keeping these individuals healthy during the #CoronavirusPandemic (Source: QuickTake)
Shared by Randy White
Special Olympics South Carolina Summer Games may be canceled for 2020, but that’s not stopping athletes statewide from staying in shape and staying connected.
Shared by Alex Ross
"I was hiding something deep inside me." As a child, Jamaal Charles was diagnosed with a learning disability. The Special Olympics changed his life. His story on why he gives back.
Shared by Daniel Carson
The Kansas City Chiefs have two draft picks remaining on Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Shared by Carolyn Phillips
Special Olympics athlete Frankie from Seattle celebrated his 30th birthday in style, with help from his family, friends, and the King County Sheriff's Office.
Shared by Brian Gresham
Partnering with the local Special Olympics Centre County Chapter, Campus Recreation built the Unified Basketball league to further connect with the local community and provide amazing opportunities to folks with disabilities.
Shared by Brian Gresham
This digital platform allows for virtual socialization, physical activity, nutrition guidance, and other extracurricular activities to be shared via video.
Shared by Craig Lawrence
I have taken thousands of pictures over the past 40 years in pitches and stadiums around the world but my all-time favourite image was captured in the function room of a Dublin Hotel.
Shared by Mike Baker