Frequently Asked Questions
- 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.
- 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!
- 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!
- What programs are available while COVID-19 restrictions are in place? Interested athletes can participate in our SONM Virtual programming as well as our SONM Fit Health & Wellness program.