News

Keep up with the latest news, updates and developments in each of our regions and across the state.

Media Contact: Casey Vattimo, cvattimo@nyso.org

Keep up with the latest news, updates and developments in each of our regions and across the state.

Media Contact: Casey Vattimo, cvattimo@nyso.org

Athlete John Cronin, Co-Founder of John’s Crazy Socks, Surpasses $100,000 in Donations to Special Olympics New York
Special Olympics New York Athlete John Cronin recently celebrated the milestone of donating more than $100,000 to Special Olympics New York.
Special Olympics New York State Fall Games Returns to Glens Falls This Weekend
500 Athletes from Across New York to Compete in 7 Sports Saturday Media Also Invited to Athlete Press Conference Thursday & Opening Ceremonies Friday
9 Inspiring Stories from Our 2021 Fall Games Athletes
We'd like to share the stories of nine athletes, one from each region, and their preparation for the State Fall Games. Enjoy!
200 Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics New York State Fall Games October 22 & 23 In and Around Glens Falls
Special Olympics New York is seeking 200 volunteers for its upcoming State Fall Games. Learn more in this article.
Leading the Inclusion Revolution in Fashion
Be Brave is functional, fashionable sportswear designed for athletes of all abilities. Learn more about this incredible project in this article.
Special Olympics New York Coach Spotlight: Eric DeCarlis
Great coaching requires passion, dedication, commitment, and more than a little time to spare. Just ask Central Region coach Eric DeCarlis.
Case Study: How the University at Albany Built a Unified Campus
More and more colleges across the state are working with Special Olympics New York to bring their campuses into the Inclusion Revolution. The University at Albany has an excellent blueprint.
Champion of Inclusion: Amsterdam High School Earns Highest Special Olympics Recognition Ahead of 2021-22 School Year
Special Olympics New York and the Greater Amsterdam School District today announced that Amsterdam High School has achieved National Banner status.
Riding for Inclusion: One Special Olympics New York Athlete’s Experience at Dream Ride 2021
Unless you own a fancy car, it’s not every day you get to ride in one. However, Special Olympics New York athlete Will Smith got that opportunity at last month’s Dream Ride in Farmington, Connecticut.
New York State Industries for the Disabled Launches “Don’t Hesitate. Vaccinate!” Video Campaign
NYSID has launched a campaign aimed at encouraging people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disabilities—along with the workers and caregivers who support them—to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Special Olympics New York Announces Largest Individual Gift Ever from Western New York
J. Michael & Alice Smith have given Special Olympics New York its largest individual gift ever from the Western New York or Genesee Regions.
Special Olympics New York Gymnasts & Coach Headed to USA Games as a Result of SEFCU Fundraising Campaign
SEFCU President & CEO Michael Castellana and Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman joined forces Monday to make dreams come true for three local gymnasts and their coach.