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How do I enroll in Special Olympics?
It’s easy to get involved Special Olympics. People who are 8 years of age or older with an intellectual disability (ID) are eligible to participate. Follow these steps…
Registration and Supplemental Forms
To participate in training and competitions, all athletes are required to complete Registration and Medical forms and update them every 3 years.
Athlete Medical Forms (Spanish)
SONM Athlete Registration and Medical Forms
- 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.
Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) has developed protocols for its Area and Local Programs which will govern all return to play
initiatives. This guidance is founded on the latest medical information available and guidance from organizations
such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and
standing State and/or local safety restriction orders.
Info coming soon!