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  • We've Moved!

    Special Olympics Oregon has relocated to our new permanent office space.  Please update your records with our new address: 8313 SW Cirrus Drive, Beaverton, OR, 97008

  • 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics

    Since 1968, Special Olympics has been changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities. This year, Special Olympics celebrates 50 years of fighting for inclusion and revolutionizing the world!

  • Serving over 14,000 participants each year

    Special Olympics Oregon represents the largest disability population in Oregon, providing life-changing opportunities to children, youth and adults living with intellectual disabilities through our year-round programs and services. Learn more about what we do and who we serve.

  • CEO Introduction

    Please join us in welcoming our new CEO, Britt Carlson Oase! Click here to learn more about her background and excitment to join Special Olympics Oregon.

  • Take the Lead. Take the Pledge.

    The Respect Campaign asks people to pledge to stop using the word "retard(ed)" and other derogatory language, as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people. Join Special Olympics Oregon in creating a more accepting and inclusive world. Learn more about the Respect Campaign here.

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Local Program Spotlight - Clackamas County

Joanne Trask, the local program coordinator (LPC) for Special Olympics Oregon - Clackamas County, has found recent success through an increased focus on local programming.



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Local Program Spotlight - Marion County

“Our focus has always been and will continue to be having fun,” said Mike Patterson, one of Special Olympics Oregon - Marion County’s superstar coaches.

A few years ago, there were no teams designated for athletes under the age of 18 in Marion County; the ten or so children involved in Special Olympics Oregon - Marion County were spread amongst the adult teams from around the county. Since he became involved, Patterson has expanded the youth program to serve around 40 athletes on a variety of youth-only teams.

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Local Program Spotlight - Linn County

Melissa Holcomb, (Pictured right, with Britt Oase, CEO on the left)  the newly-appointed Local Program Coordinator for Linn County, Oregon, has brought a new energy to her community, helping her local program flourish in the midst of uncertainty. 

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