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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Denis Schiopu, AIPS Young Reporter, Romania
I am a Special Olympics athlete in Vermont. I compete in snowshoe, cross-county skiing, and bocce.
Sarah Amin Ali
A new online quiz on Snowshoeing is now available. It's a great way to review and learn about the Special Olympics approach to this sport in a low-pressure quiz format.
Special Olympics welcomes applications for volunteer sport officials for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles California, 24 July – 2 August 2015. The application deadline is July 1.
Special Olympics Team USA
Sharing dinner with athletes I got to talk with Papua New Guinea coach.
She told me the delegation was only one athlete for snowshoeing, who got a participation ribbon. The girl was so happy and enthusiastic!