Carol Marker

Okeechobee County

I have Autism.

My whole life I struggled with making friends and just communicating with others.

My Dad signed me up for Special Olympics, and in my first year I got a gold medal at State Bowling. In my second year, I earned the silver medal at State Tennis. This gave me courage.

Since then I have made my high school tennis team and I entered a beauty pageant.

Thank you, Special Olympics Florida for helping me grow.



As we mark 50 years of making the world a more inclusive place, we want to hear your Special Olympics Florida story. Tell us your story by sharing a favorite memory or let us know what our programs have meant to you or the impact they’ve made in your life.  TOGETHER WE CELEBRATE!