Special Olympics Asia Pacific Archive
Newsletter & EDM Archive
Below you will find an archive of the Special Olympics Asia Pacific monthly newsletter and EDMs that share these stories and updates on what we do here in the region.
From being misunderstood and shunned to being accepted and celebrated. From being seen as a burden to being a blessing. Because we have been touched by their determination and strength, we know how important it is for them to have you hear their voices, feel their fears and share their joy. Be inspired by their courage in sharing their transformative life-changing moments and we truly hope that you’ll continue this race to the finish with us.
Feel free to browse through the issues below, or follow the link located at the bottom of this page to subscribe and continue to hear from us.


SOAP September 2021 Newsletter (Sep 2021)
Change The Game - Sept 2021 View this email in your browser Special Olympics, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. NEWSLETTER SEPT 2021 Dear Friends, We all need to make important decisions on a day-to-day basis, especially as we navigate the ongoing uncertainties of COVID-19 and deal with the continual changes to our lives that this brings. In this environment h

SOAP August 2021 Newsletter (Aug 2021)
Change The Game - August 2021 View this email in your browser Special Olympics, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. NEWSLETTER AUG 2021 HIGHLIGHTS HAVE YOU DONE YOUR #WALKFORINCLUSION? Last month, Special Olympics Asia Pacific launched an awareness campaign centered around Young Athletes. With each step symbolizing the key milestones of children w

SOAP July 2021 Newsletter 2 (Jul 2021)
Change The Game - July 2021 View this email in your browser Special Olympics, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. NEWSLETTER JULY 2021 Dear Friends, I am an avid football (soccer) fan and over the last month set myself to watching almost every game of the European Championships, charting England’s journey through the tournament with absolute joy. England lost at

SOAP May/June 2021 Newsletter (Jun 2021)
Change The Game - May/June 2021 View this email in your browser Special Olympics, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. NEWSLETTER MAY/JUNE 2021 SOAP LAUNCHES EASY-TO-READ COVID-19 HEALTH SERIES To help athletes stay updated on the latest health information during the Covid-19 pandemic, Special Olympics Asia Pacific has launched a series of easy to read, acc

SOAP Mar/April 2021 Newsletter (Apr 2021)
Change The Game - March/April 2021 View this email in your browser Special Olympics, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. NEWSLETTER MAR/APR 2021 Dear Friends, Over the last two months, we celebrated several International Days of recognition like Down Syndrome Day, Autism Awareness Day. I was very excited to see so many activities put together across the region t

SOAP Jan 2021 Newsletter (Feb 2021)
Change The Game - Jan/Feb 2021 View this email in your browser Special Olympics, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. NEWSLETTER JAN/FEB 2021 AN ATHLETE’S NEW YEAR WISH Hear from Haseeb Abbassi, Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger (SSIGM), and owner of Squeezy The Juice Bar, on his hopes and wishes for the movement. “For 20

SOAP December 2020 Newsletter (Dec 2020)
Change The Game - December 2020 View this email in your browser Special Olympics, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2020 Dear Friends,   My son has recently begun to read ‘A Little History of the World' by E.H. Gombrecht – this short book for children charts defining moments from across the globe; moments that change the world. I rememb

Giving Tuesday EDM - #BREAKMYNORM (Dec 2020)
BREAKING LIMITS: NOTHING WILL STOP THEIR SHINE💎 View this email in your browser Special Olympics Asia Pacific. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. "We are not so different, you and I. We are all human beings. We all have hopes, fears and dreams." - HANAKO SAWAYAMA Administrative Assistant & Regional Athlete Representative, Special Olympics Asia Pacific BREAKING LIMIT

SOAP November 2020 Newsletter (Nov 2020)
Change The Game - November 2020 View this email in your browser Special Olympics, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2020 BREAKING LIMITS: NOTHING WILL STOP THEIR SHINE  “You can’t get a job. You can’t be a leader. You’re no fun.” These are what people with intellectual disabilities (ID) are told all their lives. Their norm is tha

SOAP October 2020 Newsletter (Oct 2020)
Change The Game - October 2020 View this email in your browser Special Olympics, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2020 SOAP ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE In 2019, Special Olympics Asia Pacific touched the lives of more than 2.1 million athletes with intellectual disabilities across the region, conducted close to 16,000 health screenings

SOAP September 2020 Newsletter (Sep 2020)
Change The Game - SOAP Newsletter September 2020 View this email in your browser Special Olympics, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2020 Dear Friends,   People often say hindsight is 20/20. And this year 2020, it is felt even more acutely so when all attempts at foresight and plans have all gone awry. As we pause and look back on the

SOAP Aug 2020 Newsletter Final Copy (Aug 2020)
Change The Game - SOAP Newsletter Aug 2020 View this email in your browser Special Olympics, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2020 SPECIAL OLYMPICS NOW REACHES OVER 5.7M ATHLETES GLOBALLY  The Special Olympics movement now serves over 5.7 million athletes with intellectual disabilities globally, a 5% increase from 2018. Activi

SOAP July 2020 Newsletter Final (Jul 2020)
Change The Game - SOAP Newsletter July 2020 View this email in your browser Special Olympics, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. NEWSLETTER JULY 2020 Dear Friends,   For many, the world was a very different place 52 years ago, when Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded Special Olympics. Taking a flight somewhere was reserved only for the privileged. The internet

SOAP June 2020 Newsletter (Jun 2020)
Change the Game - JUNE 2020 View this email in your browser Special Olympics, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. LATEST NEWS JUNE 2020 #1000CRANESFORINCLUSION FOR HOPE & HEALING People with intellectual disabilities (ID) dream to live a life we have mostly taken for granted. Their normal is mostly one of isolation and exclusion. Across the region, Speci

SOAP MAY 2020 Newsletter Final (May 2020)
Change The Game - SOAP Newsletter May 2020 View this email in your browser Special Olympics, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. NEWSLETTER MAY 2020 Dear Friends,   Have you ever been bullied and wished someone had spoken out? Have you ever experienced injustice and wished you had done something? What about seeing someone doing something admirable and hopi

April 2020 EDM - Distant But United (Apr 2020)
Solidarity & Positivity - SO Athletes leading the way View this email in your browser Special Olympics Asia Pacific. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. "In vulnerability, we are conquered by Love."                                                     &

March 2020 EDM - Health (Mar 2020)
Your Safety is our first Priority

SOAP March 2020 Newsletter (Mar 2020)
Change the Game - MAR 2020 Join the School of Strength | Ben Haack launches podcast | Furthering solidarity and inclusion with refugees | And more...

SOAP Feb2020 Newsletter Final (Feb 2020)
Change The Game - SOAP Newsletter Feb 2020 Leadership Lessons: Navigating Challenges ��

Feb 2020 EDM - Youth For Inclusion (Feb 2020)
Inaugural Regional Youth Leadership Summit, Youth for Inclusion 2019 "Being inclusive isn't just a service to those who aren't being included. It is being aware of those around you, to be much less wrapped around yourself and instead to care for others around you."

SOAP Jan2020 Newsletter (Jan 2020)
Change the Game - JAN 2020 LATEST NEWS JAN 2020 - Hope International Conference to overcome stigma - SPIA Asia Panel discuss strategies to embrace inclusion - FWD celebrates opening with Young Athletes Play Day - BAVI'S inclusive initiative pledges to recruit more hires with ID - SO New Zealand pilots trial for children with ID - SO Bhutan celebrates IDPD with sports meet - SO Athlete wins Queensland Sports Award

SOAP Dec2019 Newsletter (Dec 2019)
Change The Game - SOAP Newsletter Dec 2019 - 2019 Round Up - Human Race: My life's blessing - Human Race: Better versions of ourselves - Poll: Perception of people with ID - Highlights of the month - Resources: Tips on delivering an impactful speech - Hero of the month: Sasaki Nana, Special Olympics Nippon

Nov 2019 EDM - Unifiedworld (Nov 2019)
"When a parent finds out that their child is going to have Down syndrome, the first words they hear are ‘I’m sorry.’ Nobody ever says, 'Congratulations'.

SOAP Oct-Nov2019 Newsletter (Oct 2019)
Change The Game - SOAP Newsletter Oct - Nov 2019 - Youth Today, Leaders Tomorrow - Human Race: I'm a survivor - Human Race: My sister, my best friend - Human Race: Not just being invited to the dance, but organizing the dance - Poll: Mental Health - Highlights of the month - Resources: Special Olympics Young Athletes - Hero of the month: Nick Dela Rose, Special Olympics Guam

SOAP Jan 2021 Newsletter Copy (Feb 2021)
Change The Game - Jan/Feb 2021 View this email in your browser Special Olympics, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. NEWSLETTER JAN/FEB 2021 AN ATHLETE’S NEW YEAR WISH Hear from Haseeb Abbassi, Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger (SSIGM), and owner of Squeezy The Juice Bar, on his hopes and wishes for the movement. “For 20

SOAP July 2021 Newsletter (Jul 2021)
Change The Game - July 2021 View this email in your browser Special Olympics, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. NEWSLETTER JULY 2021 Dear Friends, I am an avid football (soccer) fan and over the last month set myself to watching almost every game of the European Championships, charting England’s journey through the tournament with absolute joy. England lost at




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