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Health and Prevention

Healthy habits are essentail to promoting the overall well-being and ability to live in an integrated community for many individuals with disabilities. The Kennedy Foundation has promoted health and appropriate physical activity programs for many years.

Kennedy Foundation Legacy:

Community of Caring

The Kennedy Foundation created the Special Olympics program as a model to expand sports and recreation opportunities in schools, communities, and institutions around the world. While Special Olympics International is now self-supporting, the Kennedy Foundation continues to have a strong interest in recreation and sports opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilties.

The introduction of Special Olympics Unified Sports has given those athletes who participate an even greater opportunity for community-based sports competition and development of more integrated social relationships.

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