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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.
In January of 2020, a new course was introduced into the Parsons School of Design curriculum in partnership with Special Olympics. It was initiated through a connection with Special Olympics board member and fashion model Natalia Vodianova, and offered students the opportunity to create designs for Special Olympics athletes.
From the very beginning Special Olympics strives for social inclusion through sports. Our goal is to get sports clubs to open their doors for 7,500 athletes with an intellectual disability.
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Chris Nikic (USA) has these qualities by the bucket load. On 7 November 2020, at Panama City Beach, Florida, USA, Chris became the first person with Down's syndrome to complete an IRONMAN® triathlon.
The star—whose acting credits include Angel, Law & Order, American Hustle and the just-released Notorious Nick—is also embracing her new role as a celebrity supporter for Special Olympics.
With the isolation and anxiety of a global COVID pandemic, Special Olympics has been working harder than ever to ensure the emotional well-being of its athletes.
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Special Olympics has announced plans to partner with Microsoft in the launch of its inaugural esports event, Gaming for Inclusion.
The former WWE champion discusses his new ambassador role and his quest for another title.
As a passionate athlete, I can often be found practicing or competing at Special Olympics events or teaching others about health.
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In the season of giving thanks, Special Olympics Hawaii is doing something new to raise money, and support local athletes this year, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
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“No Shave November” is an awareness campaign during which participants forgo shaving in order to evoke conversations and raise awareness for cancer, along with a multitude of health issues and suicide prevention.
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Special Olympics Connecticut has announced that Highland School, a Special Olympics Unified Champion School, is receiving national banner recognition for its efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities.
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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)
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Theodore Roosevelt High School has good reason to be proud. This year it became Iowa's first school to be recognized by ESPN and Special Olympics for its efforts to be inclusive of students with disabilities.
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Texas Tech has been included in a list of 36 schools throughout the United States that work to build a more inclusive community through its work with Special Olympics Texas.
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Pittsburg State University gets a grant to study Special Olympics Athletes. A $29,000 grant from Special Olympics North America will fund a research project involving 140 athletes across Kansas. That includes in Pittsburg and Parsons.
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Kentucky State Police posts across the state are participating in a fundraiser for Special Olympics called Cover the Cruiser.
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Jacob Sare smiled when asked about his accomplishments on the field of play during his two decades of Special Olympics competition.
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A Special Olympics athlete is making sure her friends aren't forgotten about during these tough times.
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The Orland Park Police Department is hosting a bike ride benefit on August 30 for Special Olympics Illinois.
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