Participation in sport helps people with intellectual disabilities become more confident, active citizens and learn important physical and emotional life skills. But, we offer more than just sport – we run education, early intervention training and health screening programs to create more inclusive communities and improve the general health and well-being of our athletes.
Our athletes are encouraged and trained to take on leadership roles through its Athlete Leadership Program which supports personal growth and development in areas such as ambassadorial, public speaking, coaching and volunteering.
The Healthy Athletes Program is dedicated to providing health services and education to Special Olympics athletes, and changing the way health systems interact with people with intellectual disabilities.
The Young Athletes Program is an innovative sports play program for children with intellectual disabilities designed to introduce them to the world of sports prior to Special Olympics eligibility at age six.
|Athlete Leadership Program||Healthy Athletes Program|
|Young Athletes Program||Unified Sport|