What We Do
Special Olympics Nebraska transforms the lives of over 6,000 individuals with and without disabilities through programming in sports, health, education, and leadership. We believe in ending discrimination and fear and building a future of justice and joy.
We offer 20 Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for people with and without intellectual disabilities year-round.
We provide access to health services for a population with significant unmet health needs by offering free health screenings year-round in 8 different disciplines.
We partner with schools to provide programming that empowers youth and educators to be leaders of change by encouraging inclusion, participation, advocacy and leadership.
We encourage athletes to use their strengths and voices to share their stories, undertake meaningful leadership roles, breakdown stereotypes, and create more inclusive communities.
Best Practices Partnership
Through our commitment to nonprofit excellence, legal compliance and adherence to the Nonprofit Association of the Midland's Guidelines and Principles, Special Olympics Nebraska is recognized as a Best Practice Partnership!
IN THE NEWS
PAPILLION, Neb. (February 21, 2022) - Union Omaha and Forward Madison FC, in conjunction with Special Olympics Nebraska and Special Olympics Wisconsin, announced today the establishment of the Unified Soccer Series. The Unified Soccer Series is the first of its kind within the United Soccer League (USL) and will consist of two matches, one in Omaha, Neb. and one in Madison, Wis. featuring Special Olympics Unified teams from both states. The matches, scheduled for July 26 in Madison and August 31 in Omaha, will be played surrounding 2022 USL League One match-ups between Union Omaha and Forward Madison and will provide an opportunity for the Unified players (with and without intellectual disabilities) to play on the same pitch as their partner teams.
The RMS Unified Soccer team consists of nine athletes and five mentor partners from both the seventh and eighth grades. The athletes and partners train and compete together.
Students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center-Kearney were awarded the Golisano Health Leadership Award on Friday.