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In every corner of the earth, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. These stories come from all around the world.
Victor L. Brown
The head coach of a pro floorball team got a new point of view of the Jamaica Maroons floorball team.
Martha Jo Braycich
Thoughtful and powerful comments by John Franklin Stephens, a Special Olympics athlete from Virginia, were published on Huffington Post today.
We live in an era where bullying has become public sport, where public figures and leaders from dozens of walks of life seem to believe that humiliation and viciousness are acceptable ways of communicating. Showtime’s comedy special, “I Agree with Myself,” includes Gary Owen’s disparaging use of the word “retarded” to describe his cousin with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics was named the Top Disability Organization in the prestigious Harris Poll 28th Annual EquiTrend Study released April 20.
As a young person, I used the word because I thought it was funny, but once my dad told me how one of his sisters was called by the "r-word" at school, it made me sick inside thinking about every time I said it.
If you are the person who said that please know that I don't hate you, I just hate your word choice and joke. What is wrong with this world?
Special Olympics Uruguay
A hot Tuesday in the Seychelles but that did not deter the young athletes coming down from the bus that has just stop near the gym.
"My life so far has been very challenging with many ups and downs," said Haseeb Abbasi of Pakistan. He was standing on the TedX stage in Lahore.
Dr. Matthew Holder
As people across the globe recognize World Health Day today, Special Olympics Health, made possible by the Golisano Foundation, begins expanded health programming for people with intellectual disabilities. This population lacks access to adequate healthcare and faces significant health disparities.
Check out this great video about one of Special Olympics Louisiana's athletes, Seth, who competed in the powerlifting competition this past weekend!
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Rose Marie Garrett
I am 17, and my 15-year-old brother has Asperger's syndrome. He has been bullied his entire life.