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 5.6 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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These stories are about the power of Special Olympics to inspire hope, confidence and courage. Special Olympics changes lives through sport.
Cecelia Ann Corda Bosche
I will forever be grateful to the Special Olympics, and Unified Sports. I was a sophomore at Catoctin High School, Thurmont, MD, when I began participating. We would gather three times a week for practice and competition. Competing with my special needs teammates was an amazingly enriching and re
Emerson and I wanted to thank Special Olympics VA for the So-Fit yoga and exercise program and share with you all the difference it has made in Emerson's health.
In July, we went to see his primary care physician, Dr. David Taminger, with results that were remarkable. Not only had he lost a to
Special Olympics and the American Physical Therapy Association have been long-time partners, working to advance the health and fitness of Special Olympics athletes.
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Stephen F. Coston
Special Olympics changed my life by discovering my talents and finding my inner identity.
Nicole Ann bole
I feel the confidence when I compete. I feel that I can show people that I can do something and I am good.
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