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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Our partners make Special Olympics possible for millions of people with intellectual disabilities. Read about their good work below.
I am often asked what a "paraprofessional" is and what my job duties are. I simply reply. "I work with children that have disabilities. Most often, the response you receive is "wow! that is amazing! You are a very special person and have such a kind heart." However, I don't look at my profession and
I was walking to the supermarket the other day and a person starts beeping their horn at me and yells out at me, calling me a "retard."
Georgios Panayides/ Eleni Rossides
Lonnie Snyder, Ngawa Mumba and Mashane Nthutang
Balendu Sharma Dadhich
Special Olympics Health global partner, The Golisano Foundation, was included in a Forbes’ article listing philanthropists trying to achieve social change in the world. The Golisano Foundation has generously gifted Special Olympics over $25 million USD to grow Special Olympics Health work, including
Leslie at BoulderShares
By Kimberly Sampson
By Jon-Paul St. Germain
Joseph M. Snyder
Special Olympics announced a strategic alliance with Nielsen this week to uncover and illustrate the purchasing power of people with intellectual disabilities.