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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

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.
Special Olympics New York Invites You to Join the SONA Move Challenge
Registration for the SONA Move Challenge has officially opened! Learn more in this article.
Special Olympics NY State Fall Games Returning to Glens Falls After 6-Year Hiatus
Special Olympics New York today announced the return of State Fall Games, which will be hosted by the Glens Falls community Oct. 22 and 23 at sporting venues throughout the area.
Busting the Top 4 Myths About Special Olympics New York
Mythbusters might not be on the air anymore, but we’re still happy to carry on the legacy. To close out Disability Pride Month, let’s bust some myths about Special Olympics New York.
SEFCU Announces Donation to Special Olympics New York for Every Medal Won By USA Olympic Team in Tokyo
Olympics fans in the Capital Region just got another reason to root for Team USA. Every medal earned will help support Special Olympics New York athletes and coaches who are preparing for national competition in 2022.
Special Olympics New York to Honor Three “Game Changers” for Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities
Three New Yorkers who have gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic to support people with intellectual disabilities will be honored by Special Olympics New York at a gala celebration this Friday evening in Saratoga.
Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman Featured by A&E Network for Disability Pride Month
Special Olympics NY President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman will be featured by A&E Network throughout the month of July