Teens and college students are the future leaders of Special Olympics.
It's the mission of Special Olympics to show the world the capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities.
We have more than 5.3 million athletes with intellectual disabilities and unified partners around the world.
Our celebrity supporters are Olympians, professional athletes, social leaders, and movie and music stars.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a pioneer in the struggle for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
Direction for our movement comes from leaders in government, entertainment, sports and business.
All adults and children with intellectual disabilities can become Special Olympics athletes. Here's how.
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Korea International Cooperation Agency provides supplies to Healthy Athletes events and conducts health screenings through a mobile program in Uganda.
The Rajanukul Institute has helped expand the Healthy Community model into schools in Thailand.
Beijing Tongren Eye Hospital, Capital Medical University has screened and provide critical follow-up care for over 3,000 athletes in Opening Eyes events since 2002.
Lions Clubs International MD 112 Belgium supports Special Olympics Healthy Athletes events by donating supplies.
Universidad Cientifica del Sur – Escuela de Estomatologíca (FCS) trains future dentists about how to work with people with intellectual disabilities.
Dr. Mohamed Askar trains volunteer health professionals and offers free care for athletes in Egypt.
Stephen Sulkes, M.D. is a state and a national leader in advancing the health and rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
Dr. Pritchett is a year-round champion for people with intellectual disabilities and their right to equitable health care in Nebraska.