Whether you are in a health care or other professional environment or just having a personal conversation, consider these basic rules for communicating with a person with an intellectual disability.
A video overview of Special Olympics, its history and major programs – and how, through the power and joy of sports, Special Olympics is creating a world of inclusion and respect.
In this video, we see that Unified Sports is about playing together and appreciating players of all abilities; “It’s one of the most important aspects of what we do in Special Olympics.”
In this brief message, soccer player Barry Cairns talks about what it's like to be a Special Olympics athlete.
The Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Program empowers athletes to play well and live healthy.
Our Healthy Communities initiative is aimed at helping children and adults with intellectual disabilities around the world lead healthier, more active lives.
Celebrities agree: Unified Sports brings out the strengths in every player.
Special Olympics is bringing together people with intellectual disabilities from all around the world, along with family members, coaches and volunteers.
Special Olympics is a sports organization, but it's also far more. Through a variety of innovative programs and the involvement of passionate volunteers, Special Olympics transforms lives.
This video talks of all of the talents of Special Olympics athletes the world hasn't seen. Narrated by Loretta Claiborne.
In this unscripted video, Special Olympics athletes and youth leaders describe what it all means to them.
PSA created by Y&R advertising agency that promotes Play Unified--which joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team.
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games version of this amazing ad features five Special Olympics athletes.
Get past first your impressions and see Special Olympics athletes for who they are: athletes. The incredible digital animation showcases Mario Ogunbowale, a 21-year-old Special Olympics athlete from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Special Olympics has changed Susie Doyen's life in big ways. She's gone from very shy and uncertain to an outgoing public speaker who's surprising everyone who knows her.
Actor John C. McGinley of TV's "Scrubs" shares a message about why you should pledge to stop using the word "retard(ed)."
Special Olympics started out as one woman’s dream of better, fuller lives for people with intellectual disabilities, young and old. A 1970s-era film showing the organization’s earliest days.
A short biography of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her life, work and passion for helping children and adults with intellectual disabilities reach their full potential.
Through a vision born in her own backyard, Eunice Kennedy Shriver changed the lives of millions.
This film tells the story of U.S. President John F. Kennedy's pioneering work to help people with intellectual disabilities.
Maria Shriver talks about the far-reaching impact of a 1962 article by Eunice Kennedy Shriver
For Special Olympics, Sargent Shriver was a leader during a time of strong international growth, a push that culminated in the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, China.
Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver recounts his mother’s life of service -- and what inspired her to found Special Olympics -- in this brief 2011 CBS/Turner Sports profile.
This music video shows a montage of highlights from the 2011 World Summer Games in Athens, Greece
This video contains clips of summer sports during the 2014 Special Olympics USA Summer Games.
This is a selection of clips from Special Olympics World Games opening ceremonies including the first Games in Chicago.
This is a selection of clips from Special Olympics World Games opening ceremonies in the 90s.
This is a selection of clips from Special Olympics World Games opening ceremonies including the Games in China and Ireland.
Special Olympics Unified Sports Experience matches give celebrities and others a taste of what it's like to play on teams made of people with and without intellectual disabilities. This video is 1:37.
This 2:56 video has notable moments from a Special Olympics youth rally during World Games in Korea.
Silent clips of Eunice Kennedy Shriver interacting with Special Olympmics athletes at Games and other occasions. This video is 7 minutes long with resolution of 720x480.
This video contains clips of various winter sports.
The 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, China, were a celebration of the power of Special Olympics to change the hearts, minds and lives of people with intellectual disabilites worldwide. And it all started with a spectacular Opening Ceremony.
At the World Summer Games in Athens, family members and supporters came together to celebrate the athletes, cheer the competition, and enjoy the very high spirits of these Games.
From aquatics to gymnastics to basketball, this video catches the excitement of Special Olympics World Games competition.
Behind-the-scenes preview of the 2011 World Summer Games in Athens, including a look at the Host Town experience.
More than 300 dignitaries from around the world attended the first Special Olympics Global Development Summit in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea on 29 January 2013. The daylong summit explored "Ending the Cycle of Poverty and Exclusion for People with Intellectual Disabilities."
A sentimental look at some great moments during the Special Olympics World Winter Games.
Listen in as some of 120 youth leaders from around the world, with and without intellectual disabilities, gather to present their inspirational projects to their mentors -- and to the world.
A fast-paced promotion for the LA2015 Games
Highlights/b-roll from the emotional Closing Ceremony for the LA2015 World Games.
The nine-day 2015 World Summer
Games in Los Angeles come to life in this video featuring the song of the Games
by OAR and Cody Simpson, "Reach Up."
Highlights/b-roll from the star-studded Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony.
B-roll from several Special Olympics World Summer Games
A group of 16 Special Olympics athletes played alongside football legends and other celebrities in the inaugural Unity Cup Presented by Coca-Cola.
Global Family Leaders from all around the world talk about Special Olympics and what it means to them -- and for all our athletes as well.
This video covers how to assess the ability of basketball players. This "grading" video is a useful tool to assess and keep track of each player's improvement over time.
Shows coaches, athletes, partners and officials how the core principles of Unified Sports work in basketball.
This video is designed for use in coach education seminars with specific chapter headings, and it can also be used for general viewing. It's 8:29 in length.
This 3-minute video gives a quick overview of the framework to foster a lifelong sports experience for Special Olympics athletes.
Award-winning video showing what it's like to be a Unified Sports football coach during a big Special Olympics Games. 10 minutes.
Join Cristoph Scheurer, Special Olympics Alpine Skiing coach for Team Germany and member of the Alpine Skiing Sport Resource Team, as he takes you through a "day in the life" of an alpine skiing coach at World Winter Games.
This video is an overview in English of the coach development model. It is about 4 minutes long.
An in-depth overview of the Unified Sports competitive, player development and recreational models. The video is 8:11 minutes long.
Special Olympics Coach Elisabeth Sieber reflects on how the sport of skating can challenge people with intellectual disabilities -- and help them achieve more than they ever thought possible.
After 20 years in the US Army, Coach Cohen returns to his rural Florida hometown and sees a need. He starts a Special Olympics basketball team that changes his life, along with the lives of his athletes and their community.
Coach Michele Carmichael has been working with people with disabilities since she was 13 years old. Since then, she says she's learned a lot from Special Olympics athletes and their approach to life.
Vicky Matarazzo talks about the Special Olympics athletes she’s coached for 17 years and how their example inspired her after she was diagnosed with cancer.
Ahead of the 2011 World Summer Games in Athens, P&G produced this video about Team USA athlete Molly Hincka and her mother, Kerry.
After their baby is born with Down syndrome, the Pierse family learns how the World Games gave people "a real appreciation for what these children have to offer."
Olympic snowboarder Hannah Teter joins the Special Olympics family as a Global Ambassador. She is working to promote acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.
Soeren Palumbo’s courage to say what he believed in front of his entire school was inspired by the love and respect between a brother and sister.
A World Games coach from Algeria talks about the fun of being with his athletes, but also the importance of helping to bring athletes into the community, so all can see how we are all more alike than different.
The video speaks to how Special Olympics wants strengthen communities around the world by recruiting, training and mobilizing leaders, families and volunteers to participate in Special Olympics.
Students with intellectual disabilities are 2 to 3 times more like to bullied than their mainstream peers. Project Unify is a program combining inclusives sports, youth leadership and education that teaches young people about intellectual disabilities and fosters positive attitudes of inlcusion, respect and friendship. Take Project Unify worldwide.
Special Olympics is the largest public health organization for people with intellectual disabilities is Special Olympics.
This video speaks to how sport leads to better health, better nutrition and sense of belonging. Through an online sports academy, Special Olympics wants to bring educational material to 10's of millions of athletes, as well improve how coaches are recruited and trained.
The Global Strategic Plan video is an exciting visual representation of the plan, and can be used to show potential partners, supporters, and fans.
Special Olympics athletes asked complete strangers to play pick-up soccer and Play Unified. Microsoft’s #UpgradeYourWorld campaign, shows how this simple gesture brought the joy of sports to Venice Beach and LA Live in Los Angeles.
A fast-paced and fun video overview of this important Special Olympics principle.
George and Kostas talk about their friendship -- and how Unified Sports helps people with intellectual disabilities and without, both on and off the court.
Promotional video used to recruit people to play unified.
This 30-second version of the video uses beat-heavy electronic dance music. It is a mix of clips that present an "edgy" view of Special Olympics. The MP4 will stream from a website; the MOV is best for presentations.
This 60-second version of the video uses beat-heavy electronic dance music. It is a mix of clips that present an "edgy" view of Special Olympics. The MP4 will stream from a website; the MOV is best for presentations.
This 30-second version of the video uses lighthearted music. It is a mix of clips that present traditional view of Special Olympics. The MP4 will stream from a website; the MOV is best for presentations.
This 60-second version of the video uses light-hearted music. It is a mix of clips that present a traditional view of Special Olympics. The MP4 will stream from a website; the MOV is best for presentations.
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