Global Family Leaders

Special Olympics Global Family Leaders are instrumental in making Special Olympics a success for everyone involved. Global Family Leaders promote, educate and inform families, Special Olympics Programs and the community about the mission, philosophy and benefits of the movement. Contact your Regional representative for 2013-2015 for more information about getting involved.

GLOBAL FAMILY LEADERS' DECLARATION

The Global Family Leaders' Declaration to Change the World: As Special Olympics Global Family Leaders, WE BELIEVE that any society aspiring to be just must value the ideas, skills and contributions of all of its members, including people with intellectual disability. Intellectual disabilities transcend race, gender, religion, national origin, geography and political philosophy.

WE RECOGNIZE that through sports training and competition, people with intellectual disabilities are inspiring examples for hope, dignity and courage.

WE COMMIT to understand, respect and value all individuals, to improve attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities and to create real opportunities for and with them in friendship, education, employment, self-advocacy, health care and sports participation.

WE PLEDGE to focus our efforts on developing family support through our leadership and devotion to the belief that there will come a day when the families of those with intellectual disabilities can hold their heads high throughout their community, throughout their country and throughout the entire world.

2013-2015 GLOBAL FAMILY LEADERS - KOREA

Representatives from every Region joined together for a week of learning and leadership at the 2013 Global Family Leader Summit in Korea.

Representatives from every Region together outside for a group photo.

Hanna Garises, SO Namibia
Tehmina Azim, SO Pakistan
Qi Yang, SO China
Simone Attard, SO Malta
Miguel Veloso, SO Venezuela
Mohammed Al Sharah, SO Kuwait
Maureen Webber, SO Jamaica

2011-2013 GLOBAL FAMILY LEADERS

Representatives from every Region joined together for a week of learning and leadership at the 2011 Global Family Leader Summit.

Athletes and family members in a small group in front of a projection that reads: Global Family Leaders

2009-2011 GLOBAL FAMILY LEADERS