Special Olympics is an International nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition to 2.5 million adults and children with intellectual disabilities across 165 countries.
The Special Olympics movement offers one of the world's greatest platforms fo racceptance and inclusion for all people - regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or cultural differences. Find out how you can become involved by contacting your Department Headquarters or Department of Children & Youth Chairman.
The National Commission on Children & Youth urges all its posts, districts and departments to work with and support Special Olympics programs to increase community awareness and opportunities for children and adults with intyellectual disabilities and to foster public acceptance of differences.
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