(Visit int for more information.) Special Olympics’ range of services, from the Motor Activities Training Program to Unified Sports®, addresses the needs of individuals at their current functional level.
Special Olympics is a valuable support system that recognizes differences and celebrates individual accomplishments.
Adaptive skills limitations may be measured by standardized tests (e.g., adaptive behavior scales or checklists) or through criterion-referenced measures (e.g., teacher/parent observations or actual performance samples).
People with functional limitations based solely on a physical, behavioral, emotional, specific learning disability or sensory disability are not eligible.
General learning limitations refers to substantial deficits in conceptual, practical and social intelligence that will result in performance problems in academic learning and/or general life functioning.
Learning limitations may be assessed by standardized tests (e.g., intelligence or achievement tests) or through criterion-referenced measures (e.g., teacher/parent observations or actual performance samples).
The SIG is updated each year, and all coaches and heads of delegations are required to review and understand the rules.(SOI), in writing and with appropriate evidence, of these potential exceptions, and the program’s determination of eligibility is subject to SOI’s approval.Coaches should contact the Vice President of Field Services at the chapter office for more information.Changes are discussed each year during the “Annual Conference” held online or in person in January and February.According to the World Health Organization, intellectual disability is a condition of arrested or incomplete development of the mind characterized by impairment of skills and overall intelligence in areas such as cognition, language, and motor and social abilities.