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  • 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!

  • 2018 State Games Competitions Updates

    Please click here to read updates regarding our 2018 State Games competitions.

  • 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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2018 June Athlete/Volunteer Spotlight

Meryck Barber is both an athlete and a unified sports coach for Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR). He is described as a courageous and determined individual who always gives 100% of his effort into everything he does.

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2018 May Volunteer Spotlight

Danielle Johnson and Brad Franklin got involved with Special Olympics Oregon four years ago at Tigard High School.  Danielle, a Special Education Teacher, and Brad, a former Special Education Teacher at Tigard High School, were approached by a student that wanted to start a Unified soccer team. This students’ efforts were instrumental in getting the program at Tigard started and Danielle and Brad have worked hard to continue the vision.  Now four years later, their program is busting at the seams and is having a profound impact on students, families and the community.

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2018 April Volunteer Spotlight

Susie Peters lives and breathes the mission of Special Olympics Oregon. Day in and day out, she does whatever is needed to ensure that if there is someone out there who wants to participate, they can. It is Susie’s role as a coach though in which she truly shines. Her dedication to her athletes and their experience is unwavering.

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