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Seth Dye of Carthage is a model SOMO athlete

April 29, 2014 / Comments Off on Seth Dye of Carthage is a model SOMO athlete

There aren’t any perfect people in this world, but talk to some of Seth Dye’s coaches in Carthage and they’d tell anybody willing to listen that Dye comes pretty close…

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Team Missouri helps athlete grow both on and off the field

April 1, 2014 / Comments Off on Team Missouri helps athlete grow both on and off the field

One of the easiest ways to tell if a Special Olympics program is successful is in the growth of the athletes outside of the realm of competition. One such success…

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Unified Sports(R) Offers Benefits to People of All Ability Levels

March 31, 2014 / Comments Off on Unified Sports(R) Offers Benefits to People of All Ability Levels

There’s a new trend happening in St. Louis that advocates for people with intellectual disabilities hope catches on. The focus is on Special Olympics Missouri’s Unified Sports® program, which pairs…

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Gardner busts down stereotypes of people with intellectual disabilities

March 28, 2014 / Comments Off on Gardner busts down stereotypes of people with intellectual disabilities

One of the many great aspects about Special Olympics Missouri is how it breaks down stereotypes of people with intellectual disabilities. Nobody is more emblematic of just how well our…

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Choosing Person-First Language

March 25, 2014 / Comments Off on Choosing Person-First Language

By: Jacob Conklin When people ask, and inevitably they do, about how I became involved with Special Olympics and special education I give a canned response based on the audience.…

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Lee’s Summit cop perfect role model for athletes, other Unified Partners

January 30, 2014 / Comments Off on Lee’s Summit cop perfect role model for athletes, other Unified Partners

This is the fourth in a series of stories compiled by Special Olympics Missouri to highlight those people within the organization who are doing great things. The Special Olympics Missourian…

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Special Olympics Missouri — Hall of Fame Inductees for 2013

January 20, 2014 / Comments Off on Special Olympics Missouri — Hall of Fame Inductees for 2013

Congratulations to Danny Duvall & Mark Bussen In a surprise presentation at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson, athlete Danny Duvall of Kansas City and coach and advocate Mark…

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Special Olympics Missouri’s Annual Award Winners Announced

January 20, 2014 / Comments Off on Special Olympics Missouri’s Annual Award Winners Announced

Jennifer Neihouse, Jeff Fugett, Mike and Kathy Lowry and the Hewlett family were all recognized for their outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri at the 2014 SOMO Annual Awards Luncheon…

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MASC Honored with Special OlympicsMissouri’s Highest Organizational Honor

January 20, 2014 / Comments Off on MASC Honored with Special OlympicsMissouri’s Highest Organizational Honor

2013 Award of Excellence Winner (Jefferson City) The Missouri Association of Student Councils was recognized for its outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri at the 2014 SOMO Annual Awards Luncheon…

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