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IRM na mídia - BBC News - Children using sport to understand disability - em inglês

The Paralympic Games are currently taking place in Brazil but many disabled children who live there still face huge challenges in their everyday lives. Havin...

Hasbro Celebrates the Power of Youth and Unified Champion Schools in New Video

Hasbro has been a partner of Special Olympics and the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® program since 2016, supporting the expansion of inclusive school programming in the United States (Washington, Rhode Island, Florida, California) and globally (Canada, India, Great Britain, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia).

Unified Leadership

Athlete leaders put their talents to work as volunteers, coaches, fund-raisers, staffers, Board Members and spokespersons. They are teaching the world the true meaning of inclusion.

Changing Society by Changing Attitudes

When society underestimates the capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities, opportunities are lost. We're working to change those minds.

INAS – International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments

Basketball Australia and Sport Inclusion Australia have announced the ten players selected to represent the Australian Pearls at their home...

Special Olympics (TV Movie 1978) - IMDb

Directed by Lee Philips. With Irene Tedrow, Mare Winningham, Philip Brown, George Parry. A single father with three teenaged children struggles to keep his family together. One of them is intellectually disabled. The father enrolls him in a special state-run school, where the boy develops a love for sports.

The Story Behind the Special Olympics is Getting the Big Screen Treatment

The Special Olympics have been empowering and championing intellectually disabled athletes for nearly half a century, thanks to PE instructor Anne Burke, who helped co-create the Games in the ‘60s. Now, as Deadline is reporting, the inspirational story behind Burke’s part in the establishment of the Special Olympic Games (not to be confused with the Paralympic Games) will take center stage in Special, a feature film from ShivHans Pictures (Captain Fantastic, Trumbo) and In Cahoots (Happyish). In Cahoots is co-owned by director Ken Kwapis, who is also attached to helm the project. Matthew Scott Weiner, a first-time screenwriter, is set to pen the script for the as-yet-uncast movie.

The Story Of First Special Olympics Coming To Big Screen Via Ken Kwapis, ShivHans Pictures – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Diversity also includes the disabled and now there is a feature film project in development about one woman's struggle to make sure the disabled were recognized and allowed to participate in their own Olympics during a time when Olympic fever was at its height.


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Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools Evaluation | American Institutes for Research

The Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools model is a whole-school intervention that aims to promote social inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities in their schools through inclusive activities that occur within the normative contexts of the school. Key inclusive strategies include unified sports, inclusive youth leadership, and whole-school awareness and engagement. AIR is studying the impact of the model on schoolwide academic performance, measured by overall school performance on graduation rates and dropout rates.

Inclusion, Exclusion, Illusion and Collusion : Helen Turnbull at TEDxDelrayBeach

CEO of Human Facets, Helen has a 25+ year successful track record in the field of Global Inclusion. She is an internationally recognized Thought Leader on Un...