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CHARTS AND GRAPHS
Use and customize these charts and graphs to help illustrate some key research findings.
- Unified Champion Schools Staff Members' Perceptions: This interactive chart illustrates the staff of Unified Champion Schools' perceptions after joining the Special Olympics movement.
- Unified Champion Schools Key Findings Image: Download a jpeg of the key findings and associated sources.
Share evidence of Special Olympics’ impact through these summaries of Special Olympics research that include ready-to-share printouts designed for Programs.
- Best Stats for Unified Champion Schools: Best Stats for Unified Champion Schools This one-pager provides the most compelling data points about Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools programming in easy-to-use bullet points and infographics.
- Why Research Unified Champion Schools: Children with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their peers without disabilities, and research demonstrates a clear need to promote an inclusive school environment for people with ID.
- Impact on Students: As of 2014, more than 3,000 elementary, middle and high schools across 45 states are employing the Unified Strategy and as many as 1.7 million youth are engaged.
- Changing School Climate: An overwhelming 95% of students surveyed indicated that their school schould continue the Unified Strategy and 81% noted that their school is changing for the better.
- Unified Champion Schools Research - Key Findings: Reporting has demonstrated the impact Unified Champion Schools are making, including demonstrating the strong relationship between school connectedness and important factors such as regular school attendance and staying in school.
Access research articles that go into more detail on some of the findings shared in the overview section.
- Project UNIFY Year 6 report (2013-2014): This 92-page report by the University of Massachusetts Boston highlights the Project UNIFY program since it began. Data and lessons learned are shared for the past six years, such as, students involved in all three components of Project UNIFY gain the most from their involvement in terms of personal growth, attitudes toward classroom inclusion, and perceptions of their school’s social inclusion.
- Project UNIFY Year 5 report (2012-2013): This 49-page report by the University of Massachusetts Boston highlights the Project UNIFY program in 2012-13 and was submitted to the U.S. Department of Education.
- Project UNIFY Youth-led Research Project: Technical Report: Special Olympics, Inc. partnered with Special Olympics Maryland and public school students to pilot youth-led research methods that model our values, including respect, dignity, and self determination.