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Special Olympics Kicks Off 15th Annual Capitol Hill Day

US Secretary of Education Betsy DaVos met with Special Olympics athletes, leaders and families.
On February 15th, as part of the 15th Annual Capitol Hill Day, Special Olympics athletes from across the nation held more than 250 face-to-face meetings with Members of Congress. They invited their elected officials to partner with them to help grow Special Olympics Unified Sports, where people with and without intellectual disabilities play on the same team. They also asked their help in expanding Unified Champion Schools programming throughout the US, and ending health care disparities and discrimination against persons with intellectual disabilities. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos participated in an event held to launch Capitol Hill Day, the first time in the history of the Day that a Secretary of Education has participated. Secretary DeVos pledged her support to partner with Special Olympics’ to make its vision of expanding Unified Champion Schools and inclusive schools a reality. Read more about her visit.

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