Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When/what is the Special Olympics? Special Olympics is an organization that serves athletes 365 days a year! We offer year-round sports training and competition in seasonal, Olympic-style sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). We also offer Special Olympics Health programs including free health screenings through our Healthy Athletes program.
  2. Who can participate in Special Olympics? Special Olympics is available to people who are 8 years old or older and who have an intellectual disability (ID). There is no upper age limit–in fact–many of our athletes are +30 years old!
  3. How do I join Special Olympics? Get started by filling out the Become an Athlete registration and medical forms and contact our Sports Dept. to get connected to a local program!