The goal of Special Olympics is to create an environment whereby every person with intellectual disabilities is welcome, accepted and included. Join the dignity revolution! Help advocate for a more inclusive community for people with intellectual disabilities by taking part in one of the many opportunities to make a difference!

Make a Difference

Spread the Word to End the Word

Take the pledge to end the hurtful use of the word “retard(ed)”.

Special Olympics USA Capitol Hill Day

SONC athletes and leaders join other Special Olympics programs and meet with Congressional leaders to advocate support for the important work of Special Olympics.


Every fourth Saturday in September is set aside to celebrate the legacy of Special Olympics Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.