Building a More Inclusive Future in the Workforce 

Building a More Inclusive Future in the Workforce Throughout 2022, Special Olympics Illinois and local partners worked together to create opportunities to build a more inclusive workforce. Special Olympics Illinois values these partnerships as they allow athletes to interact in different job settings to learn new skills. As of October, the unemployment rate of those…

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A Message from Our President & CEO

To the Special Olympics Illinois Community, Gratitude, I’ve come to realize, can also be a verb. There’s been so much action in the past year at Special Olympics Illinois, and I have each of you to thank for that. This time of year, it’s easy to be what I like to call, “retroactively grateful.” It’s…

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Announcing Our Historic Partnership in Rockford

    Special Olympics Illinois and Rockford Publics Schools announced a historic partnership with the Special Olympics North America Unified Champion City Schools (UCCS) initiative last Thursday. UCCS is a focused approach to amplify the essential elements of Unified Champion Schools (UCS) within city school districts. UCS utilizes three interconnected components for social inclusion in…

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