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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Your Health Matters – Join Team Florida & Get Fit

Posted on March 11, 2014 | Posted in Health Programs

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It’s March, and that probably means that a lot of us have already broken our New Year resolutions to get healthier. But that’s OK, because it’s never too late to get back on track. Your health is really important, so that’s why we want to offer everyone a chance to ‘Get Fit.’

Special Olympics Get Fit for Sports is a nation-wide program that falls under a national campaign called the President’s Challenge. Get Fit for Sports is designed to help everyone associated with Special Olympics get active and fit to promote healthy lifestyles through regular physical activity, sports participation, and healthy eating.

We’re in our second year of Get Fit for Sport and Florida needs your help. Read More »

DD Day Makes a Difference

Posted on March 7, 2014 | Posted in Intellectual Disabilities

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The following is a guest post from Barbara Palmer, Executive Director for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities.

Every March, representatives from the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and other stakeholders head to the Capitol for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day (DD Day) to advocate for our customers.  We encourage our customers to advocate for themselves by meeting with legislators, too.  DD Day is important because we get individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, and stakeholders to rally together and talk about legislative issues that affect their lives. Read More »

President’s Message: Raise Your Voice

Posted on March 4, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized

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March is a significant month for the Special Olympics movement. During March, we participate in the R-Word Campaign (March 5th) as well as Capitol Hill Day (March 12th) – two important events that come together and create a nation-wide platform for our collective voices.

Raising awareness for people-first language has always been a priority for Special Olympics Florida. That’s because Special Olympics is more than just sports. With a focus on physical, social and emotional development through sports, wellness and leadership training, Special Olympics Florida is part of a global movement dedicated to bringing tolerance and acceptance that will unify the world. Read More »