Internships Available

Acadiana BasketballDid you know Special Olympics Louisiana has internships available? Build your portfolio while helping a state wide organization that serves over 14,880 people. Internships are available in Accounting, Clerical, Event Planning, Fundraising, Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Recruiting, and Sports/Competition.Contact our office to find out more at 1-800-345-6644 or laso@laso.org.

 

Inclusive Schools are Changing Lives

Check out this awesome guest blogger article from FriendshipCircle.org on Inclusive Schools.

4 Things No One Tells You About Inclusive Schools is written by Nicole Eredics, an elementary school teacher who has been working in an inclusive classroom for 15 years.

Eredics says, “Students in inclusive schools are known to form meaningful relationships, have the same learning opportunities and high academic expectations as one another, and learn to respect the diverse nature of humankind.”

Click here to read the full article.

 

 

CEO Corner – Unified Partners

CEO CornerSpecial Olympics Unified Sports® promotes people with and without intellectual disabilities playing on the same team together. These peers of similar ability and age are called Unified Partners, they train and compete alongside Special Olympics athletes. We have seen that pairing these two groups together promotes understanding and friendships.

Special Olympics Louisiana is looking for Unified Partners to train and work alongside our athletes. Anyone in Elementary to College and beyond can become a Unified Partner.
Contact our office today to sign up. We promise you will not regret it!

SO College

SO College is program that partners colleges with Special Olympic athletes.  Ultimately, it unites college students to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through sports, friendship, advocacy and other activities.

We recently sat down with Samantha McMillan, who oversees SO College for Special Olympics Louisiana to ask her some questions about this great program.

How many colleges in Louisiana are taking part in this program?
“There are three (3) officially recognized colleges in Louisiana and they are, Louisiana State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and McNeese State University.”
Why is it important?
“SO College is important because it expands the Project Unify movement, makes young adults aware of our athletes, while teaching understanding of inclusiveness, and promoting respect.”
What are the types of events that can take place within SO College?
“Anything to promote inclusiveness, and it does not have to be a competition.  Some colleges hold rallies or dances on their campus’ so that people with and without an intellectual disability can participate.”

Read more about SO College here.