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About Us

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries.
The Asia Pacific region is headquartered in Singapore, to oversee the operations of the Special Olympics Movement in 26 countries from Afghanistan to the Pacific Islands. Special Olympics Asia Pacific is the largest region (out of seven) in the world, serving more than 1.4 million people with intellectual disabilities

Our Programmes

Special Olympics empowers people with intellectual disabilities (ID) through both sports and non-sports related activities. Our programmes focus on fostering an inclusive society by changing mindsets and behaviours towards people with ID. They include Unified Sports, which brings people with and without ID on the same team. Our Young Athletes programme, designed for children between 2 and 7, is an early intervention programme to help children with ID develop essential motor skills and hand-eye coordination. We also have health programmes such as Healthy Athletes which provides free health screenings to people with ID. Our Healthy communities programme is an extention of Healthy Athletes, where health professionals are trained to provide care for people with ID so that one-off health checks are extended into constant medical care for people with ID.
  • Disability
  • Health
  • Sports

Genevieve Jiang

Special Olympics Asia Pacific Ltd

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