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Rosemary Kennedy: The Cofounder of Special Olympics

Laurence Leamer | Posted 10.14.2016 | Women
Laurence Leamer

When I was writing The Kennedy Women, my multi-generational history of five generations of Kennedy women, I became close to Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Whenever I mentioned her sister Rosemary, Mrs. Shriver tensed up.

Making Different Pay Off

David Sable | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
David Sable

Another summer ramble... I have been lucky to have experienced Super Bowls. I have been fortunate to have cheered at Olympic Opening Ceremonies. I ha...

What An Entrepreneur, A Singer And A President's Nephew Wish They'd Known Ages Ago

OWN | Posted 12.19.2014 | OWN

It's something Oprah loves to ask during her interviews: What advice would you give to your younger self? When Arianna Huffington, Grammy-winning sing...

Why Timothy Shriver Initially Didn't Want To Go Into A 'Family Business'

OWN | Posted 11.21.2014 | OWN

Growing up as a member of the prominent Kennedy family can be a lot of pressure. Between his uncle who served as a U.S. president and his mother who f...

The Powerful Lesson Timothy Shriver Learned From His Aunt Rosemary Kennedy

OWN | Posted 11.20.2014 | OWN

As a member of the Kennedy political dynasty, Timothy Shriver grew up in a family of high achievers. His uncles Bobby and Ted became U.S. senators, hi...

Eleanor Goldberg

JFK's Sister's Lobotomy Was 'Tragic Choice,' New Book About Disabilities Reveals | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact

There was no shortage of distinguished politicians, journalists and dignitaries traipsing through Tim Shriver’s Maryland home when he was growing up...

They Taught Us Words Are Powerless, and They Were Wrong

Tim Shriver | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Tim Shriver

We believe that young people -- empowered by a movement of their peers -- can change how we see and treat individuals with disabilities with their words, and then more.

The Tyranny of Intellectual Disability: Lack of Options

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Families are faced with the unthinkable: Caring for their children with intellectual disabilities, or caring for the entire family's future. Sadly, mothers and families are told, and shown, that they cannot have both.

You Are A Loud

Timothy P. Shriver | Posted 03.22.2014 | Impact
Timothy P. Shriver

In almost every school and neighborhood, age-old discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities remains.

Change Is Happening for Women in the Sport Industry

Sanyin Siang | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Sanyin Siang

Many of us love sports. So, with the attention on women's leadership and advancement, I thought I'd focus on how this issue plays out in the traditionally male-dominated sport industry.

Los Angeles Will Deliver a Worthy Games

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Antonio Villaraigosa

The Special Olympics is all about inclusion and acceptance, and these qualities are in Los Angeles' DNA. As one of the most diverse cities in the world, Los Angeles is a natural for hosting the Special Olympics World Summer Games in 2015.

Howard Fineman

Tim Shriver Talks Special Olympics, The Kennedy Legacy And Leading By Asking (The Inspirationals) | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Standard & Poor’s didn't say it in so many words, but the message was clear. S&P downgraded the credit rating of the United States bec...

Dispatches From the Changing American Dream: Expanding the National Conversation

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Our politicians have chosen to narrow their imaginations, but they can't narrow ours. Even if we can't control how Washington responds to our problems, we still have control over how we respond to them.

Using Ice Cream for Good: How Lovin' Scoopful is Working for the Special Olympics

Dan Samson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dan Samson

Tim Shriver and I have partnered to donate 25% of the profits of Lovin' Scoopful ice cream to Special Olympics. Our mission is to run an effective for-profit business while promoting a great cause.

Michael Falcone

Disability Advocates Accept Rahm Emanuel's Apology For 'Retarded' Comment | Michael Falcone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Special Olympics Chairman and CEO Timothy Shriver personally accepted an apology from White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday, days after...

Tim Shriver: Get Off The White Horse And Listen

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Last weekend, Tim Shriver sat down with the New York Times to discuss his lifelong involvement with Special Olympics. Shriver, who has been running t...

A Very Special Christmas: A Conversation with Tim Shriver, Vicki Iovine, Colbie Caillat, Carter Twins, and Mitchel Musso, Plus More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Six years later, the newest installment of the series passes the torch to a younger stable of artists who, along with series initiator Vicki Iovine and Timothy Shriver, shared their thoughts about the album.

"Join Us, Mr. President!!!"

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

The son of the founder of the Peace Corps leading our march was one of the most powerful acts of political symbolism I have ever seen.

"Tropic Thunder" Boycott Call From Disability Groups

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A coalition of disabilities groups is expected as early as Monday to call for a national boycott of the film "Tropic Thunder" because of what the grou...