Student Athlete Coordinates Inclusive Practices with Her Team

Meet Klaire Steffens, a sophomore student athlete at the University of Chicago. She is majoring in Public Policy and minoring in Education and Society. Apart from being a member of the basketball team, she is on the executive board of the Women’s Athletic Association (WAA), co-president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and a member…

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My Son Ooozes with Confidence

Before a baby arrives, parents talk about endless possibilities.  They plan ahead and they make sure everything is perfect.  Parents dream about a bright and beautiful path for their child, and that path is paved by their own experiences because, naturally, to that point, that’s all they know. The day arrives that they’ve been waiting…

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Meet the 2019 Unified Coaster Challenge Ambassadors:

Meet the 2019 Unified Coaster Challenge Ambassadors Special Olympics Illinois athlete and Unified Partner, Anna Scholler and Sydney Baumstark are the 2019 Unified Coaster Challenge ambassadors. Anna and Sydney, both Libertyville residents, became friends through Special Olympics. They play on a Unified soccer team called the Libertyville Storm. The girls share a love for soccer…

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2019 Special Olympics Unified Sports MLS All-Star Match

MLS, ESPN and Special Olympics have teamed up to promote an environment of social inclusion by uniting people with and without intellectual disabilities through Special Olympics Unified Sports®. The cornerstone to the collaboration is the Unified Sports Soccer Exchange Program. Unified soccer teams travel to MLS markets to compete in exhibition matches scheduled in conjunction…

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