More than 50 years ago, Special Olympics launched a global movement to break down barriers and end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities. Today, we still have a lot of work to do to make sure this movement is accessible to everyone.
We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental principles that need to shape our identity, strategies and programs. By genuinely embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion, we believe that we can foster programs and events where everyone has access and feels valued, making for a stronger and more impactful movement.
We acknowledge that integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion sustainably requires ongoing dedication and an open dialogue. We are committed to learning, listening and evolving as we strive for a more equitable future for the Special Olympics Minnesota movement.
What is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?