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Janet Froetscher
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Janet Froetscher is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Special Olympics, leading the organization and all of its functions in seeking to fulfill the mission and the achievement of the goals of the strategic plan. Based at the Special Olympics global headquarters in Washington D.C., she leads an international team of more than 200 professionals throughout the world who are implementing sports, health, education and community building programming in more than 170 countries every day around the world.

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A Matter of Worth

(1) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 11:10 AM

Earlier this week the Associated Press highlighted a recent study conducted by the University of Massachusetts on adults with intellectual disabilities in the labor force.

One of the most dramatic findings of this research is that only 44 percent of adults with intellectual disability...

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Breaking Down Barriers And Changing Perceptions

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 12:32 PM

When people face stigma and inequality, we all lose. Today, there are approximately 200 million people worldwide with intellectual disabilities. They represent the largest disability group on Earth. They also represent lives that are not as fulfilling as they can and should be -- a giant untapped resource for society....

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