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CREATING A MORE INCLUSIVE WORLD

We are making the world a more inclusive one for people with and without intellectual disabilities. We work together to ensure that everyone has the right to play, learn and live together. We are the Unified Generation.

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SHAPING POSITIVE SCHOOL CLIMATES

Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® is a strategy for schools Pre-K through university that intentionally promotes meaningful social inclusion by bringing together young people with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) to lead in the creation of accepting school environments, utilizing three interconnected components: Special Olympics Unified Sports®, inclusive youth leadership, and whole-school engagement. Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools is generously supported by the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education. 

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Eighty percent of students who to to know a student with an intellectual disability through Unified Champion Schools considered this person to be their
Children with intellectual disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their peers without intellectual disabilities.
94% of teachers/ school staff say Unified Champion Schools increases opportunities for students with and without ID to work together.
Through Unified Champion Schools, friendships are formed.
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The contents of this Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® resource were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

Special Olympics is a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Special Olympics Identification Number (EIN) is 52-0889518.