32 Years of the ADA

President George Bush signs into law the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 on the South Lawn of the White House. L to R, sitting: Evan Kemp, Chairman, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Justin Dart, Chairman, President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. L to R, standing: Rev. Harold Wilke and Swift Parrino, Chairperson, National Council on Disability, 07/26/1990.

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. As a result, there was progress made for the rights of people with disabilities. 32 years later, the struggle for acceptance and true inclusion isn’t over. That is why the Unified Generation is taking the lead in schools across the country to continue these […]

Global Day of Inclusion

The image reads 'Global Day of Inclusion' and is in white text in front of many people dancing

Today we’re celebrating the founding of Special Olympics with the Global Day of Inclusion! Over the past 54 years, Special Olympics has grown to a global organization with over 6 million athletes.

Celebrating Eunice Kennedy Shriver

“You have earned it.”

In July 2022, we celebrated what would have been the 101st birthday of our founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Mrs. Shriver’s vision evolved Special Olympics into a global movement. U.S. Youth Ambassadors Maya (NC) and Joe (RI) echoed the powerful words from one of Mrs. Shriver’s most famous speeches.

Reflections on the Past School Year

YAMB Vlog - Reflections 2022

Let’s celebrate how far we’ve come this school year! Our U.S. Youth Ambassadors share what skills they’ve learned and the friendships they’ve made thanks to the Unified Generation. Use this as a chance to reflect on all the ways you’ve changed too!

A Graduation Message from Comedian Cristela Alonzo

Cristela Alonzo

YOU DID IT! Congratulations to the Class of 2022 for all of your success and achievements. Here’s a message from comedian, actor and Special Olympics Unified Generation supporter Cristela Alonzo, for graduates starting your next journey!

Unified Talks: The Power of Group Reflection

Unified Talks: Reflections

Welcome to the final episode of Unified Talks of the school year! As we look back, Cary High School students Amelia and Aaron are helping us reflect on our experiences. Group reflection helps us consider other perspectives. Using a checklist can help guide our reflection process. After you watch the episode, click here to access […]

Inside Inclusion: Reflections (2)

Inside Inclusion: Reflections

Inside Inclusion is a monthly series where members of #UnifiedGeneration explore an important topic. With the school year coming to an end, student leaders are reflecting back on the year. Join youth leaders Jordan, Sarah, Kendall, and Ramin for this episode of Inside Inclusion.

Unified Talks: Reflecting on Leadership

Unified Talks: Reflections

This episode of Unified Talks combines two of our favorite Unified Classroom themes: reflections and leadership. We’re joined by students Catherine and Eliza from Cary High School in Cary, North Carolina. They talk about how teams and groups reflect or show the behaviors and attitudes of their leaders. About Unified Talks Unified Talks are for […]

2021 SONA UCS Outstanding Coach: Allison Wonch

Congrats, Allison!

Special Olympics is made up of fantastic coaches, but today we’re celebrating the one-and-only Coach Allison Wonch from Special Olympics Michigan! As the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding UCS Coach Award, Coach Wonch earned a stipend from Gallagher Global for SO Michigan to put towards their Coach Education Program. U.S. Youth Ambassadors Max and Sam […]

We Appreciate Our Mentors

We Appreciate Our Mentors

We’re not crying, you’re crying. In their latest vlog, Special Olympics U.S. Youth Ambassadors share how much they appreciate their mentors (hint: it’s a lot).