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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 over 4.5 million athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities 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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My life live by fate it has been 9 years in best buddies and it had changed my life it is about ability what's our talants are what we can do with our live's to have jobs
On December 2nd of 1992, my dear mother gave birth to a miracle. On that day I was born, 2 pounds 4 ounces. Doctors said I wouldn't make it.
On August 13, my sister in law blessed us with a new beautiful baby girl to add to our family. Moments later we found out she had Down syndrome- I couldn't imagine Harlow any other way.
My family hates this word. They are not the r word. Just different, we all are. We can't help the way we are born we are all special and smart in our own way.